The starting salary for this role is £35,382 per annum (pro rata for part time staff), based on a 36-hour working 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 currently investing in and building a workforce that can proactively meet the demands and challenges facing Adult Social Care. Therefore, we are looking to recruit social workers for our new Discharge to Assess (D2A) roles within our Adult Social Care Locality teams in North West Surrey. We have teams based in Spelthorne, Runnymede, and Woking.
These are full-time positions (36 hours per week) but part-time applications will be considered. Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
Are you a qualified, HCPC registered social worker who has successfully completed their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)? (Please note this applies only to social workers who qualified on or after 2012. We recognise there will be exceptions to this so please speak to us if you are in any doubt)
We are looking for social workers who believe it is important to ensure people have choice and control over their own support needs. We want people who are committed, like us, to focus on the person, their strengths, and their networks rather than routinely assessing people for services and eligibility. We want colleagues who will look first at what people can do rather than what they can't do and have conversations that identify what is important to the person, 'what matters' rather than 'what is the matter'. We believe that by exploring people's goals and aspirations, and the strengths they have themselves or around them, we can help people to stay independent for longer and connected to their communities.
If you hold the same values and ethos as we do, please come and join up and help us continue to develop our strength-based practice model.
You will 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, carrying 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.
You will also be able to supervise less experienced members of staff within the team and support their development. In return for your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level.
Our job profile will tell you what you'll be doing but more important to us is how you'll do it. We are looking for people who will thrive in the culture of our organisation. Aspects of the role we can train and guide you on but what we are really looking for is someone with the right values and behaviours who can join our journey on improving the lives of vulnerable people in Surrey.
From speaking to staff at workshops and engagement sessions, we learnt that career development is of huge importance to our current social workers. One step we have taken to help address is to develop a 'Senior Readiness Program'. This program is designed to support social workers to develop their skills and experience so that they can progress to become a Senior Social Worker.
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.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. 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 5th December 2021.
Interviews will take place on the 13th December & 14th December 2021.
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.
We look forward to receiving your application and personal statement, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.