£33,665 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Mole Valley Locality Team, Mole Valley District Council Offices, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ.
We have 11 locality teams which are grouped into 4 areas, North West Surrey, East Surrey, South West Surrey and Mid Surrey. Our Mole Valley Locality Team in Mid Surrey covers Dorking, Leatherhead, Ashtead, Surrey Hills, and surrounding villages. To learn more about our locality teams please click here.
We would be open to hearing from those looking for full-time, part-time (minimum of 18 hours per week), job sharing as well as people looking to transition from a hospital environment to a Locality Team. Please state your preference in the application.
Where possible, we offer flexible working, mobile phones and laptops. 24 days annual leave for full time staff or pro rata for part time staff. Local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, 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.
This post is eligible for our existing employee Refer a Friend Scheme. (Please note this link will only work for internal members of staff).
Our commitment to you is that we will ensure every applicant receives a call from our team within 7 days of application, and interviews to be arranged within 14 days of application.
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.
Ever thought of changing your daily city commute to a more scenic journey working across the Mole Valley district of Surrey?
Are you looking for a collaborative working environment, where you feel supported?
Is progression and personal development important to you?
‘Michael suffers from Cerebral Palsy, and has regular support to assist in his day to day activities. Michael has been assigned a Social Worker to provide advice, support and resources, to help him maintain his independence. This is a typical example of the type of casework you will be exposed to, working as one of our Social Workers based in Dorking at Surrey County Council.’
Within the Adult Social Care team at Surrey County Council, values sit at the heart of everything we do. Our values are based on being customer focused, working as one team to make things happen. We communicate with a purpose and support all team members to develop and grow their knowledge, skills and experience. Our residents’ wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we aim to achieve as an organisation.
Being HCPC registered with general experience of managing various caseloads in social care or multi-agency community settings, you will be looking to build on your current experience as a Social Worker.
Responding to safeguarding enquiries, you will use your professional knowledge, analysing information to make recommendations and applying a range of interventions where necessary. Your applied knowledge of the ‘Care Act’ and the ‘Mental Capacity Act’ will assist you in delivering an excellent service to Surrey residents.
You will be motivated by making a difference, with a glass half full attitude. An understanding of different service provisions, relevant policy, statute and legislation would be required to undertake this role.
In return for your hard work, dedication and commitment, we will support your training and development, rewarding you with a competitive package. You will benefit from a 3 week induction and an assigned ‘buddy’ to help you settle into your new surroundings.
If you would like to join us please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:
- Knowledge of relevant policies, statutes, legislations and different service provisions.
- Experience of working within Adult Social Care, and a range of clients/ stakeholders (various groups i.e. older adults, physical disability, learning disability).
- Confidence conducting and analysing assessments, to make recommendations.
- Ability to carry out casework management, assessments, support planning, reviews with a sound knowledge and understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.
In order to be successful in this role you will need to provide the following:
- A recognised Social Work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, CSS or approved equivalent, BA Hons Social Work or other relevant degree in Social Work)
- Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Successful completion of ASYE (if qualified after June 2012)
- Valid full UK driving licence
We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion please contact Lorraine Branch, Senior Manager or Boby Paul, Team Manager 01372 833456.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16th September 2018.
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis within 7-14 days of application.
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.
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