Adults Social Worker - East Surrey Hospital
£32,839 per annum for 36 hours per week based at East Surrey Hospital Adult Social Care, Canada Avenue, Redhill, RH1 5RH.
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.
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?
Exciting new changes are happening at East Surrey Social Care Team in Redhill to improve patient experience through timely discharges.
Our role is to assess to discharge residents of Surrey in a safe and timely manner. You will be closely working within a multi disciplinary team and will always be working within a whole system approach. You will be an excellent communicator, motivated, supportive, flexible, creative and a team player. You will have or develop a passion for hospital social work and thrive on a fast pace working environment and feel positive in making a difference to people’s lives.
You will work a flexible shift pattern across 7 days a week, Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Sat and Sun 9am-5pm with your future colleagues who are friendly and very supportive.
In return we will fully support you in becoming the professional you want to be by providing regular supervision, essential training matrix linked to your role and we hold regular team meetings. As a new starter we offer a three week mandatory induction programme too.
You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting.
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 free way and in a courteous, calm and professional manner.
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.
It would be advantageous if you have had previous hospital experience and are looking to continue in this area of practice
To be shortlisted, your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence how you meet the job description.
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 advert will close on 30th April, 2017.
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.