Senior Social Worker- Emergency Duty Team- Leatherhead

Surrey County Council
Leatherhead, Surrey
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.

£39,270- £43,150 per annum for 36 hours per week based at St Faiths Mid Surrey Family Centre, Cleeve Road. Leatherhead, KT22 7NF.

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

The Emergency Duty Team (EDT) are looking to recruit a confident and skilled social worker to be part of a fast paced and dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a team, committed to providing a professional service responding to statutory emergencies and other social work matters within the Childcare and Adult areas, which cannot be safely left until the following working day

EDT operate outside of normal core working hours, and staff work to a rolling rota over a three week period, covering a range of shifts, including night shifts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering an emergency out of hours social work service to all service-user groups across Surrey, including children, adults and elderly. Training will be provided on adult safeguarding
  • To prioritise and assess all Contacts to the team and where appropriate, implement safeguarding arrangements for the immediate protection of vulnerable children, and adults
  • To work an irregular shift pattern across 7 evenings and nights of the week, weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • Undertake risk assessments of all service-user groups within the appropriate legislative framework, for Children and Adults.
  • Work effectively in partnership with professionals from other agencies, use own judgement and recognised risk assessment tools to produce appropriate and proportionate safeguarding plans until the next working day
  • To work within the guidelines of Signs of Safety
  • Post qualifying experience of working within an assessment team would be beneficial

 To be shortlisted to interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC registration 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.

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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 6th August 2017 

Interviews will take place on 17th August 2017

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.