Adults Social Worker - Leatherhead
£29,190 per annum for 32 hours per week based at Continuing Care Team, Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, KT22 7AH.
Flexibility to travel is essential to this role.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave (pro rata for part-time staff), 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.
This post is eligible for our existing employee Refer a Friend Scheme. (Please note this link will only work for internal members of staff).
About the Role
Are you a qualified, HCPC registered social worker who has successfully completed their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). (NB this applies only to social workers who qualified on or after 2012).
Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a busy, professional environment?
Why work for Surrey County Council?
- We offer an attractive employment package including:
- Competitive salary.
- Local Government Pension Scheme.
- HCPC registration paid.
- Flexible benefits that include discounts on shopping, gym memberships, holidays etc.
- Childcare voucher scheme.
- Flexible working within the needs of the team. Laptop and mobile supplied.
- Competitive 24 days annual leave.
- Option to join the car lease scheme.
You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act, NHS Continuing HealthCare and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting and in partnership working with the NHS.
You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries, carry out assessments within the community and working with a diverse group of individuals and partner agencies.
You will be able to communicate in a clear, fluent, concise and jargon freeway and in a courteous, calm and professional manner. You will need to be confident in holding challenging conversations and able to explain social care eligibility within multi agency working and with NHS colleagues.
You will be able to supervise less experienced members of staff within the team and support their development. In return for all of your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level.
How we will support you in your role:
- You will attend a full 3 week induction where you will undertake all the mandatory training you will need. This will include classroom training, e-learning and a range of work place shadowing opportunities.
- You will receive an annual appraisal along with regular supervision sessions
- You will be assigned a “buddy” to help you settle into your new role
- Be provided with a Practice, Performance and Personal Development folder to support your career development
- Have access to a wide range of training opportunities to help you develop yourself within the role
- If you would like to join us please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:
- Experience of working within Adult Social Care (experience of working with various groups i.e older adults, physical disability, learning disability)
- Recognised Social work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, CSS or approved equivalent, BA Hons Social Work or other relevant degree in Social Work)
- Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
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 30th July 2017
Interviews will take place on 10th August 2017
Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.
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.