Surrey County Council’s Adult Social Care Service is looking for enthusiastic Newly Qualified Social Workers to join our new September Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) cohort.
For your first year in practice, our established ASYE programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop your Social Work professional identity. Our ASYE forum groups will offer you networking opportunities and regular meetings with the other Newly Qualified Social Workers in the cohort. Your professional development will be reviewed at regular intervals enabling you to receive feedback about your practice as you progress through the year. The programme offer also includes protected development time, reduced caseload and an enhanced frequency of supervision. All of which, support you to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence as you transition into practice within an adult social care setting.
We are looking for newly qualified professionals who share the same values and ethos as we do. We want Social Workers who believe it is important to promote people’s independence and wellbeing through personalised care and support that focuses on their strengths, the outcomes they want to achieve and enables choice and control.
You will be based in one of the county’s Adult Social Care Locality Teams in the following towns: Guildford, Godalming, Woking, Addlestone, Ashford, Epsom, Esher, Dorking, Reigate and Oxted and Camberley or hospital teams based in: Guildford, Frimley, Chertsey, Epsom, and Redhill.
An ASYE assessor will be identified prior to the start of your ASYE programme. You will be supported by your ASYE assessors and coordinators to gain an understanding of what you need to do to successfully complete your ASYE.
To be shortlisted to interview, your CV will clearly evidence:
- You are currently on course to successfully complete the final year of a Social Work degree (or equivalent), or you have successfully completed a Social Work degree (or equivalent).
- Experience working with Adults and their families, e.g. voluntary work/transferable work experience skills, etc.
- Registered with Social Work England, or you will register with Social Work England upon completion of your Social Work degree.
- Hold a valid full UK driver's license and have access to a vehicle.
- You have fully answered the supplementary questions
Successful applicants may have the opportunity to work in an unqualified social care post prior to registration with Social Work England.
For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.Additional Information
If you would like an informal discussion about the opportunities within Surrey, please contact our Practice Development Team by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team members will give you a call back.
You can submit your CV by clicking the 'apply' button.
Interviews are provisionally scheduled to be held between 17th and 28th May 2021.
Please note that we are undertaking interviews remotely, via MS Teams. This is a temporary measure in place during COVID-19.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday, 25 April 2021.
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.Company Information
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