The starting salary for the Social Worker role is £35,382 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.
The Transition Team is a dynamic and vibrant countywide service for young people aged between 14 and 25. Although we sit in Adult Social Care, our journey with the people we support starts much earlier at academic year 9. Within Surrey County Council, the Transition Team sits in a unique and favourable position of being able to undertake frontline work across both Children and Adult Services.
We work with young people who have a wide range of additional needs and complex conditions. We challenge inequality and traditional responses to service delivery and ensure that we employ a strength-based approach to our work. This facilitates a more innovative approach to our support planning processes thereby realising more outcome focused goals for the young people we support and their families.
We believe in coproduction and feel passionately that the young person should be firmly in control of their life outcomes. Supporting them through the Preparation for Adulthood agenda, we also ensure that our young people have aspirational goals and targets that will support them into employment pathways, independent living and all other meaningful occupation.
How is working in Transition Team – rewarding experience
The Transition Team is a constantly evolving, fast paced service, where we like to keep challenging ourselves to achieve best practice and outcomes. We are a resilient team that is both welcoming and value driven. Working with us will provide you with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as positive career advancement opportunities. We also fully understand the challenges of day to day frontline social work; therefore we are putting tools in place to improve your work/life balance and to try and make day to day asks more manageable.
We work with a wide range of professionals and providers who enable us to look at an individual’s needs holistically and consider our service response from a whole family perspective, remodelling traditional approaches as we challenge inequalities and discrimination, supporting young people with disabilities and their carers to live a life free of discrimination and limitations.
We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic qualified and registered social workers. For this role you will need to have completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). 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 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’s 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.
For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.
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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.Job Details
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 15/05/2022.
Interviews will take place week commencing 23/05/2022.
One year Fixed Term/Secondment to end June 2023 or one year after start of contract, whichever is the latter, to cover maternity leave.
Internal applicants please seek line managers approval before applying.
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 an informal discussion please contact Anne Baillie 07968 833 978.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.