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Senior Social Worker

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: surreycc/TP/288856/347
  • Published: Fri 09/02/2024, 11:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/03/2024, 11:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £44614 - £47681 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reigate

This role has a starting salary of £44,614 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

We are excited to be hiring a new Senior Social Worker to join our fantastic Reigate and Banstead Locality team. The team is based in Woodhatch, Reigate.

Rewards and Benefits

  • 26 days' holiday (prorated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
  • Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
  • An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
  • Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
  • Paternity, adoption and dependents leave
  • A generous local government salary related pension
  • Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
  • 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
  • Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources

About the Team

Reigate and Banstead Locality team aims to promote adults who have social care needs to stay independent, safe and well so they can live the lives they want to. This includes people who are frail, have disabilities, mental health issues as well as the people who care for them. We provide information and advice about care and support to all residents, offer short term help and options for longer term support if people have more complex needs.

About the Role

As a Senior Social Worker we will put you in the best possible position to assess the social care needs of our service users, providing direct positive intervention to some of our more complex service users and support for their carers. With mentoring and support from our frontline managers and experienced colleagues, we will enable you to become the best social worker you can be.

Shortlisting Criteria

To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:

  • Professional qualification in Social Work and current registration with Social Work England
  • Your understanding and experience of working in a strengths-based approach
  • Your knowledge and experience of current legislation such as The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act
  • Your experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries and examples of you using your professional judgement in complex situations
  • Substantial post-qualification professional experience as a Social Worker
  • Commitment to your own professional development
  • Experience of providing professional supervision
  • Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence to drive in the UK and have access to a car

Contact Us

Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 10th March 2024 with interviews planned for a week following closing date.

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

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

Apply Now

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: surreycc/TP/288856/347
  • Published: Fri 09/02/2024, 11:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/03/2024, 11:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £44614 - £47681 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reigate

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