Adults Social Worker
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/52969/14684
  • Published: Thu 10/06/2021, 9:23 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 21/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 FTE per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Adults Social Worker

We currently have the following vacancies:

1 x part-time (28.8 hours) Fixed Term/Secondment contract up to 31/03/2022 based in Fairmount House, Leatherhead, KT22 7AH. Salary based on 28.8 hrs per week £28,305.60 per annum.

1 x full-time (36 hours) Fixed Term/Secondment contract up to 31/03/2022 based in Quadrant Court, Woking, GU22 7QQ. Salary based on 36 hrs per week £35,382 per annum. 

For internal candidates interested in a Secondment opportunity, please discuss with your Line Manager before submitting your application.

Are you an experienced, qualified, Social Work England registered Social Worker? Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a specialist team supporting adults with learning disabilities? Do you want to be a part of a team committed to delivering our vision to support adults with learning disabilities for a more tailored support service? This essentially means providing service users with the opportunity to enjoy a home of their own, in an environment where they feel safe, have friends and are encouraged or supported to live a healthy and meaningful lifestyle.

We want everyone to have a place they can call home, with appropriate housing for all, including adults with care and support needs. This programme aims to make sure that there are accommodation options which promote independence so that those who have been assessed as needing it receive the appropriate level of care, support and information. This includes moving service users from residential care to more independent living accommodation and extra care accommodation schemes.

We are looking for someone who works with a strength-based approach, is motivated, flexible and who has high professional standards alongside sound knowledge and experience of current legislation.

Being in a specialist team we are looking to empower not only our residents but our colleagues to grow and develop in their careers.

An applied knowledge of The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions.

As an experienced Social Worker in the team you will have experience in supporting professional staff. This includes providing professional and reflective supervision, guidance and advice to less experienced social workers, including those completing Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), Social Care Assistants and Social Work students. In this role you will lead and establish best practice alongside your peers as well as demonstrating exemplary professional values and behaviours.

The full-time vacancy will be part of the targeted review team. You will be expected to undertake a number of assessments and reviews per week in line with the national and Surrey CC targets in a strength based approach ensuring that you are creative in exploring with the service users community opportunities. As part of this role you will also be expected to work in the office at least twice a week. In addition, there is an expectation that you will be undertaking face to face assessments on the other days of the week covering the whole County of Surrey.    

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

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Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21/06/2021

Interviews will take place on 02/07/2021.

This is a secondment / fixed term contract ending 31/03/2022. 

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Paul Cooper by e-mail at or Meera Padhiar at

We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.

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