Adults Senior Social Worker - Guildford
£39,270 per annum for 36 hours per week. The role will be based in our Guildford Locality Team, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey,GU2 4BB.
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.
This post is eligible for our existing employee Refer a Friend Scheme. (Please note this link will only work for internal members of 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 with at least 3 years post registration experience as a social worker in a social care or multi-agency community setting?
Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a busy, high volume, professional environment?
You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation and its application to practice in a social care setting.
An applied knowledge of The Mental Capacity Act and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions.
You will be able to communicate in a clear, fluent, concise and jargon free way and in a courteous, calm and professional manner.
You will have experience of, and be able to provide, professional, reflective supervision, guidance and advice to less experienced social workers, including those completing ASYE and social work students.
In return for all of your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level.
We offer a competitive salary, opportunity for progression, excellent training including a thorough induction, essential training matrix linked to your role and professional development plans.
You will receive professional supervision and be working in a team of motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues.
If you would like to join us please submit your CV and personal statement.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working within an Adult Social Care Team.
- An ability to manage a complex caseload of individuals with varying needs including coordinating safeguarding matters and experience of supervising less experienced colleagues.
- Flexibility to travel as required within the local area and also further afield if reviewing individuals placed out of county
- A social work degree / qualification / registration
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 23rd April 2017.
Interviews are provisionally booked for week commencing 8th May 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.