£39,438 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Frimley Park Hospital, Larch House, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey, GU16 7UJ.
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 24 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.
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.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to work with our integrated Hospital and Community Team, promoting choice and control which is at the heart of everything we do.
Are you a qualified, HCPC registered social worker with at least 3 years post registration experience as a social worker in a social care or multi-agency community setting?
Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a busy, professional environment?
We are looking for Senior Social Workers, who will be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding and commitment to the personalisation agenda. You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act and the NHS Continuing Healthcare National Framework and its application to practice.
You will be able to communicate in a clear, fluent and concise, jargon free way and in a courteous, calm and professional manner. You will be confident in making sound decisions that respond flexibly and quickly to changing needs that arise in a high pressure acute hospital environment.
You will work within Frimley Park Hospital alongside health and social care staff supporting and promoting timely, safe and effective hospital discharges and continuing to support people following discharge. You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries, carrying out assessments within the hospital and community, and working with diverse groups of individuals and partner agencies.
You will be able to develop effective partnership relationships with individuals, carers and families and develop positive relationships with local providers, locality colleagues, providers, commissioning, quality assurance and area finance teams.
You will be able to supervise less experienced members of staff within the team and support their development. You will receive professional supervision and be working in a team of motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues.
You will need to have competent IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems. Applicants will need to have the willingness and ability to travel across Surrey in accordance with the demands of the work and the job profile.
The work involves travelling within Surrey and also to other parts of the county. Therefore you will need to be a car driver and have access to a car.
Our service runs from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. In practice you are likely to be required to work a minimum of one weekend shift per month and one late shift per week. Staff who are on the rota to work a shift falling on a weekend will have an alternative day off in the week. Full time applicants will be contracted to a 36 hour week and these hours will be worked on a rota basis across 7 days a week. Further information regarding the working pattern can be discussed at interview.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- That you are eligible to work in the UK
- That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree with at least 3 years post registration experience as a social worker in a social care or multi-agency community setting
- Successful completion of ASYE if qualified after June 2012 (Social Workers)
- A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding
- An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analytical skills
- That you are a car driver with full valid UK driving licence and use of a motor vehicle
Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.
For more information, please refer to the job description which is attached to this advert.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Mitch Gardner on 01276 604206 or Anne Hooke on 01276 800205. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 8th September.
Interviews will take place on Monday 23rd September.