Children's Social Worker - Assessment team - Leatherhead
We are looking for confident and skilled social workers who are determined to achieve the best for children. Working for the Assessment Team provides a real opportunity to make a difference. This is a permanent role for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7AH.
In return for your time we can offer challenging and rewarding work as well as Excellent Start up & Relocation Allowances in addition to our amazing Benefits under our internal reward scheme.
About the Role
Supporting our social workers with their career development is a priority for us. In Surrey we ensure that our social workers have manageable workloads, regular supervision, and through annual appraisals you will be have the opportunity for career development and pay progression.
As social worker in one of our front line social work teams you will hold a mixed and varied caseload:
- You will undertake assessments of children through direct work.
- Work with families and partnership organisations.
- You will develop child centred plans and implement and review these with the child, family and professional network.
Within the role you will be expected to maintain high standards of professional practice, working at all times in the best interests of children and young people, ensuring that there are clear evidence based assessments and plans in place on all allocated cases and who have the ability to convey their analysis and planning through presentation and written reports. We want to recruit social workers who are able to deliver effective interventions to achieve significant long term improvements for children.
As a member of the Assessment Team, you will be working with children from pre-birth to 18, in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
To be shortlisted to interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:
- That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree.
- A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.
- An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills.
An enhanced DBS (formerly known as the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) will be required for this role.
For more information please see the Candidate pack and also find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. Also you can view the We look forward to receiving your application
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 09th July 2017
Interview date to be confirmed.
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.