Supervising Social Worker - Redhill
£32,839 per annum for 36 hours per week based primarily at Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1YB. But you will need to be prepared to work from both Consort House in Redhill and Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking GU22 7QQ and travel countywide, therefore access to your own transport is essential.
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.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 28 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.
About the Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time supervising social worker, with an interest in developing our fostering focus for teenagers and young people who cannot live with their birth family.
The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant, creative fostering service that works with the theories of trauma, attachment and loss, social pedagogy and restorative practice to ensure the best outcomes for our children. The role will be to recruit, assess and supervise foster carer’s who primarily care for teenagers. You will also be required to carry out general tasks within the wider fostering team.
You need to be a qualified Social Worker registered with HCPC, with relevant experience of working with children and young people. You will have a comprehensive knowledge of legislation relating to Looked After Children. You need to be able to work directly with the wider public, foster carers and young people, and be able to produce clear, analytical assessments.
Self-motivated and accustomed to working to deadlines, you will have good IT and communication skills, with experience of establishing and nurturing multi-agency relationships. The role is primarily based within the Fostering East team in Consort House, Redhill, but you will need to be prepared to work from both Consort House in Redhill and Quadrant Court in Woking and travel countywide, therefore access to your own transport is essential.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 2nd July 2017. Interviews will take place on week commencing 10 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.