Adults Social Workers and Senior Social Workers
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/52969/25203
  • Published: Wed 07/09/2022, 17:18 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 06/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,282 or £45,519 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

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Adults Social Workers and Senior Social Workers

Social Worker: £36,282 - £40,146 per annum for working 36 hours per week

Senior Social Worker: £41,127 to £45,519 per annum for working 36 hours per week  

Our roles in the Learning Disability and Autism service are based across three teams, with one covering the East of the county, another covering the West of the county, and a specialist team that is countywide. This gives you the opportunity to choose your preferred team that is most in line with your profile and experience. Our offer includes different contract types and working patterns/hours.

Our East Surrey Learning Disability & Autism Team (based in Leatherhead): Come and join our friendly and dynamic team based within Leatherhead covering the East of the county; Tandridge, Mole-Valley, Reigate & Banstead, Epsom & Ewell and Elmbridge. Be part of a team committed to delivering our vision to support adults with learning disabilities and / or autism for a more tailored support service. We are looking for someone who works in a strength-based approach, is motivated, flexible and who has high professional standards alongside sound knowledge and experience of current legislation. Experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions.

Our West Surrey Learning Disability & Autism Team (based in Guildford): Come and join our welcoming team based within Guildford covering the West of the county; Guildford, Waverley, Surrey Heath, Woking, Runnymede and Spelthorne. Be part of a team committed to delivering our vision to support adults with learning disabilities and / or autism for a more tailored support service. We are looking for someone who works in a strength-based approach, is motivated, flexible and who has high professional standards alongside sound knowledge and experience of current legislation. Experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions.

Our Specialist Countywide Learning Disability & Autism Team (based in Woking): Join an exciting specialist practitioner team that operates countywide with an office base in Woking. Promoting independence, choice and control is at the heart of everything we do, and this role offers an exciting opportunity to work with people to maximise their potential for independence.

This will involve working across various unique projects such as providing service users 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. You will be responsible for working on targeted reviews where 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 user’s community opportunities. You will review day opportunities and short break services with service users and providers to create a more person-centred approach which promotes independence.

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

For Social Worker roles you will need to have completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and be registered with Social Work England. We recognise there will be exceptions to this so please speak to us if you are in any doubt. 

For Senior Social Worker roles, substantial post qualification professional experience as a Social Worker would also be required. Experience of providing professional supervision (can include to unqualified and/or non-professional supervision) would be desirable but not essential.

As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.

Surrey County Council are currently investing in and building a workforce that can proactively meet the demands and challenges facing Adult Social Care (ASC). Our ASC workforce strategy supports our commitment to manage our talent and build succession plans for key areas, while investing in specialist training and development for our workforce. Key areas identified are:

  • Investing in individual growth and career progression
  • Growing workforce supply to meet demand
  • Modernising the way we organise and deliver our services
  • Ensuring our workplaces and practices are supportive and inclusive
  • Continuing to work closely with our partners

With this in mind, we are looking for a range of enthusiastic and dynamic qualified and registered social work professionals with a variety of skills and experiences. Whether you enjoy duty, long term assessment, varied caseload, or D2A work, etc. we want to hear from you.

Additional Information

This is a rolling advert and applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

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.

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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.

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