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Adults Social Workers - Remote Working

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/779/19130
  • Published: Mon 22/11/2021, 12:31 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 - £39,246
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Chertsey

The starting salary for this role is £35,382 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week. The salary for the part-time role is £17,691 per annum for 18 hours per week.

As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working from home or wherever works best.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic Qualified Social Workers to come and join our Adult Social Care team based within St. Peter’s Hospital, one of our acute hospitals. Our service runs from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm on weekends.

We manage our service on a rota basis and will support you where possible to ensure your hours fit your busy schedule! We can also guarantee we will offer you a warm welcome, support on a daily basis and the chance to learn and experience something different. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

We currently have the following vacancies:

  • 2 x full-time permanent positions (36 hours per week)
  • 1 x part-time permanent position (18 hours per week)
  • 1 x full-time Fixed Term/Secondment contract up to 4th October 2022 (36 hours per week)

Are you looking for a role that is rewarding and offers a supportive working environment? Have you considered a Social Worker post in a hospital team setting? There is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone return home after a hospital stay, back to their own bed, in their own home with all their belongings around them.  

Our team works with the integrated service to support people at home and avoid a hospital admission where possible. Our team arrange support for people being discharged home which would include the Discharge to Assess scheme and supporting the person through the Care Act assessments and help with planning long term care if required. There are plenty of learning opportunities and daily support from experienced managers.

You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries and carrying out assessments within the hospital and the community.  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 be expected to have sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act, Continuing Health Care, and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting.

You will be required to supervise less experienced members of staff within the team and support their development. In return for all of your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you fully in becoming the social worker you want to be.

 To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Supervising (support and training will be given)
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity Act and Continuing Health Care
  • Recognised Social work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, CSS or approved equivalent, BA Hons Social Work or other relevant degree in Social Work)
  • Social Worker England Registration

For more information about this role, please see our attached job description which will detail what experience we’re looking for. You will also see attached our career progression framework, this will give you a really helpful overview of what opportunities are available to you in Surrey and how you might be able to share your career.

Go on, put that application in and join our team, we are waiting for you…

To apply, you will need to be registered with Social Work England and have successfully completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). (This applies only to social workers who qualified on or after 2012).  You will also need a full driving license and the use of a car. 

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 5 December 2021.

Interviews will take place week commencing 13 December 2021.

Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.

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.

For internal candidates interested in the Secondment opportunity, please discuss with your Line Manager before submitting your application.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Linda McLennan, Team Manager on 01932 722526.

We look forward to receiving your application and personal statement, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Our Values

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.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/779/19130
  • Published: Mon 22/11/2021, 12:31 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 - £39,246
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Chertsey

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