Fixed term contracts (9 months) for the following teams:
- 1 x Full time Mental Health Social Worker position (36 hrs per week) for the Mental Health Duty Team based in Leatherhead, KT22 7AH.
- 1 x Full time Social Worker position (36 hrs per week) for the Mental Health Hospital Discharge Team based in Woking, GU22 7HS.
About the role
Surrey County Council delivers high-quality care for service-users with mental health and substance misuse needs. We are leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation, and a recovery-focused, strength based approach. Our goal is for customers to be able to make informed choices about the services they use, be more in control of their care, and to be active citizens within their community.
This will provide exciting opportunities to help develop Mental Health Social Care teams and to deliver services to all Surrey residents who meet social care criteria in line with the Care Act in relation to their mental health needs.
We are looking for enthusiastic and qualified Social Workers (SW England Registered) with post qualifying experience in mental health services 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.
As a qualified Social Worker, (HCPC Registered) with good assessment and risk management skills, 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. In addition to this you should have a working knowledge of Care Act legislation, assessments, preparation of support plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes.
You will need to be flexible and adaptable to work in a challenging and demanding environment. The teams are friendly and cohesive and are proud of their record in providing an effective service in the community.
A valid driver’s licence and the availability of an insured vehicle for the performance of work related duties is an essential requirement of the role. Applications from those who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.
It is an expectation of applicants for Mental Health Social Worker positions, who qualified as a Social Worker after June 2012, that they will need to declare whether they have ever started an ASYE programme and evidence that they have either successfully completed their ASYE or be able to evidence the reason that they have not successfully completed their ASYE.
You will be provided with good support from managers and colleagues to help you meet the challenges of the post. New staff are given mentoring and support from an experienced colleague and will also participate in an extensive induction programme.
For more information, please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion or further information about these roles please contact:
Ekpen Akenzua for the Duty Team on 07968 833192 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Petra Oldekamp for the Hospital Discharge Team on 07968 834050 or by email at email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 7th June 2020.
Interview date to be confirmed.
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 26 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.
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