Senior Family Support Worker - Surrey Wide
£24,697 per annum for 36 hours per week based at either Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, RH1 1YB or Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking GU22 7QQ.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.
About the Role
Do you enjoy working with young people as they move into adulthood?
We have a vacancy for a Senior Family Support Worker to work within our Supported Lodgings Team based in Redhill but covering the whole of Surrey. The team is managed from Redhill, but you can be based in Redhill or Woking. You will need to be able to travel throughout the county and be prepared to work some evenings.
The team is part of the fostering service and it recruits, assesses and supports people who offer family based supported lodgings for young people who are leaving the care system.
This work is varied and no two days are the same so you need to be adaptable and enjoy a challenge. The Supported Lodgings team is a small but busy team which is committed to the provision of a quality service.
Your role will involve working with both Supported Lodgings carers and with young people. We work closely with social workers and the Care Leavers Service.
You will need experience of working with children or young people in a paid or voluntary setting, together with a good understanding of the needs and experiences of young people who have been in care.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills are essential in this work. You will also need to be able to work to timescales in a busy environment and be a confident computer user. You will need to have a good standard of literacy and be able to write reports.
Surrey Children’s Service provides comprehensive support together with excellent in-house training to ensure professional development and competence.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25th June 2017
Interviews will take place on 3rd July 2017
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.