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Mental Health Social Worker

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: surreycc/TP/287920/44
  • Published: Fri 09/02/2024, 4:43 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/03/2024, 4:43 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £39355 - £42053 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Leatherhead & Reigate, Surrey

This role has a starting salary of £39,355 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week. This is pro-rated for part-time roles.

At Surrey, we are proud to be leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation and a recovery-focused strength-based approach.

Our goal is for our service-users to be able to be more in control of their care, making informed choices and being active citizens in their community.

We are excited to be hiring Mental Health Social Workers to join our fantastic Mental Health teams. The roles we have available are:

  • 1x Social Worker: Permanent, full time contract in the Mental Health Central Duty Team based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, KT22 7AH
  • 1x Social Worker: Permanent, full time contract with the Mental Health Mid Team, based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, KT22 7AH.
  • 1x Social Worker: Permanent, full time contract with the Mental Health East Team, based at Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Reigate, RH2 8EF.

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 dependants 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
At Surrey, we are proud to be leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation and a recovery-focused strength-based approach.

Our goal is for our service-users to be able to be more in control of their care, making informed choices and being active citizens in their community.

About the Role

The Mental Health Service delivers services to all Surrey residents who meet social care criteria in line with the Care Act, in relation to their mental health needs. Teams within the service deliver high-quality care for service-users with mental health needs. Team members are friendly, cohesive and proud of their record in providing an effective service in the community.

As a Mental Health Social Worker, you will be expected to assess the social care needs of service users and provide direct social work intervention to some of the most challenging and complex service users and their carers. We are looking for enthusiastic social workers who can provide effective support for people with mental health needs using a strength-based approach to enable individuals to live as independently as possible with more choice and control. You will need to be flexible to work in a challenging environment. You will be supported and will benefit from a structured induction programme.

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
  • Successful completion of an Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme if qualified as a social worker after June 2012
  • Experience in mental health service, including assessment and risk management skills
  • A full driving licence and have use of a vehicle insured for work/business purposes
  • A working knowledge of Care Act legislation including experience in preparation of support plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes
  • Commitment to your own professional development, including maintaining up-to-date knowledge of mental health issues


The closing date for this advert is 31/03/2024 although applications will be reviewed, and appointments made, on an on-going basis.

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/287920/44
  • Published: Fri 09/02/2024, 4:43 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/03/2024, 4:43 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £39355 - £42053 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Leatherhead & Reigate, Surrey

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