Adults Social Worker Two Year Fixed Term Contract - Leatherhead

Surrey County Council
Leatherhead, Surrey
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

£32,839 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7AH.

2 year Fixed Term Contract which is linked to specific project work. This is a full-time position but Part-time applications will be considered.

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 (pro rata for part-time staff).
  • 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

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?

Skills required:

You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards; having sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act, NHS Continuing HealthCare and the Mental Capacity Act and their application to young people in transition to adult services. You will need to be confident in your skills to work with individuals, their families and in multi-disciplinary settings, including educational establishments and in partnership with NHS colleagues.

You will need to be confident in screening for NHS Continuing Healthcare, applying and articulating Care Act eligibility criteria within the context of multi-disciplinary assessments, and working with a diverse group of individuals and partner agencies to obtain relevant assessments to understand presenting care needs.

You will be able to communicate in a clear, fluent, concise and jargon-free way, remaining courteous, calm and professional, even when individuals and other professionals are reluctant to engage. You will need to be confident in holding challenging conversations and able to explain your professional decision making / rationale for social care eligibility within written reports and NHS decision making processes.  

You will be able to supervise less experienced members of staff within the team and support their development. You will need to provide opportunities for less experienced staff to shadow your practice, using coaching skills to develop their practice. 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.

To be shortlisted, your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence how you meet the job description.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 3 August 2017

Interviews will take place on 16 August 2017 at Fairmount house Leatherhead

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.

Equal Opportunities

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.