Adults Senior Social Worker - Dorking

Surrey County Council
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£39,270 per annum for 36 hours per week based at based at Mole Valley District Council, Pippbrook, Dorking. Surrey, RH4 1SD.

Please note this is a rolling advert and CV's will be reviewed on a weekly basis. We will be in touch if you are shortlisted for interview.

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 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? If the answer is yes this could be the role for you.

Why work for Surrey County Council?

  • We offer an attractive employment package including:
  • Competitive salary with room for pay progression.
  • 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.
  • Options to progress within social work roles or other fields within Surrey County Council.

For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Skills required:

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 Care Act and 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.

How we will support you in your role:

You will receive regular professional supervision, an annual appraisal and be working in a team of motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues. When you join us, you will be assigned a 'buddy' to help you settle into your role.

Excellent training including a thorough 3 week induction, essential training matrix linked to your role and professional development plans. You will also be provided with a Practice, Performance and Development folder to support your career development.

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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11th June 2017.

Please note this is a rolling advert and CV's will be reviewed on a weekly basis. We will be in touch if you are shortlisted for interview.

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.