About the role
We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic qualified and registered social workers and senior 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.
Our job profiles 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are currently rolling out hybrid devices which have a touch screen, detachable keyboard and will enable staff to access systems such as LAS when working with clients. The new devices will allow colleagues to change the way they work and to help avoid unnecessary travel.
The new hybrid devices will allow staff to change the way they work, allowing staff to be more agile and reduce the need to return to the office between visits etc.
Who we are looking for:
- Social Workers – salary range £34,688 to £38,476
- Senior Social Workers – salary range £39,438 to £43,744
We have roles based in community (locality teams) and hospital teams as well as specialist teams such as our Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Continuing Health Care (CHC) teams. Please ask us for further details.
We have locality (community) teams based in the following towns: Guildford, Godalming, Woking, Addlestone, Ashford, Epsom, Esher, Dorking, Reigate and Oxted and Camberley
We have hospital teams in: Guildford, Frimley, Chertsey, Epsom, and Redhill.
In addition to these roles, we are also recruiting Social Workers and Senior Social Workers in our specialist learning disability and autism service.
Applying – LETS MAKE IT EASY!
We recognise that the application process can be time consuming, so we offer a unique call back option. If you would like this please just email email@example.com with the following information and we will contact you to discuss our opportunities further. If you wish you can also send us your CV but you don’t have to at this stage!
- Contact Number
- HCPC Registration Number
- Role interested in: Social Worker or Senior Social Worker
- Location preference (please list no more than 3 and place them in order of preference)
Alternatively, if you would prefer, you can submit your CV by clicking the ‘apply’ button below.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and on a first come first serve basis.
Please note due to the Coronavirus and current health situation, if you are shortlisted for interview you may be offered to interview virtually via one of the following options: Skype, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp Video Calls or standard video calls on mobiles as an alternative to a face to face interview. Phone calls are an option, however will offer limited ability for us to engage with candidates in the same way face to face allows. SCC will communicate with candidates in advance to confirm the most suitable interview method.
Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.
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.
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.