About the role
Bishnu, new qualified social worker, graduated 2019 says"Surrey is a great place to do your social work training. We now have the Surrey Academy in place, which is really helpful. This means that we have lots of instructor-led training, as well as online training, and training at all levels. So there are a variety of courses that make this a great place to develop your skills as an effective social worker."
Based at one of four quadrants, being either Guildford (South West), Walton-upon-Thames (North East), Woking (North West) or Redhill (South East).
Surrey County Council Children's Services are on a journey of transformation aimed at putting children at the heart of everything they do. To achieve their vision, the Council is working to underpin workers and their families. To allow these relationships to develop, the Council has been reducing caseloads, and providing extra support for its newly qualified social workers through the Surrey Children's Services Academy.
The Surrey Children's Services Academy partnership has created bespoke learning programmes for social workers which ensures everyone is well supported and supervised by experienced Team Managers and Advanced Social Workers.
As a Newly Qualified Social Worker, you will receive a development programme over the year that will consist of targeted training that will build your knowledge base, the opportunity to attend monthly learning events and have reflective supervision sessions provided by your Team Manager.
Your induction will be multiagency, emphasising the importance of working closely and collaboratively with partner agencies. You will be supported through the year, with a caseload that reflects your newly qualified status which builds in number and complexity during the year.
Your ASYE Assessor will be an Advanced Social Worker in the quadrant you are placed in, with him/her managing your progress and guiding you in areas of practice and development identified for you.
To be shortlisted to interview, your CV will clearly evidence:
- Social Work qualification at either 2:1 or above.
- Experience working with children, young people or their families, e.g. voluntary work/transferable work experience skills, etc.
- Registered with Social Work England.
- Hold a valid UK driver's license and have access to a vehicle.
- You should have qualified within 2 years from the Academy start date. The Academy commences in June 2020 and second cohort October 2020. If you qualified earlier than June 2018, October 2018 respectively, your application will not be considered.
You will be asked to select your preferred location on the application form.
For an informal discussion contact Nicky Simpson by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 1st March 2020.
Interviews 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 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.
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