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Senior Social Worker

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/483/14924
  • Published: Fri 23/07/2021, 12:08 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 10/08/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

We have one position available, based at Millmead, Guildford. Flexible working is encouraged with the requirement to travel to your work base location approximately twice a week, coupled with working in the County doing face to face assessments. The starting salary for this position is £40,227 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. 

Job Introduction

Are you an experienced, qualified, SWE registered Social Worker?

Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a specialist team supporting adults with learning disabilities?

Do you want to be a part of a team committed to delivering our vision to support adults with learning disabilities for a more tailored support service? This essentially means providing people with the opportunity to enjoy a home of their own, in an environment where they feel safe, have friends and are encouraged or supported to live a healthy meaningful lifestyle.

We want everyone to have a place they can call home, with appropriate housing for all, including adults with care and support needs. The programme aims to make sure that there are accommodation options which promote independence so that people get the health and care, support and information they need, and no one is left behind. This includes independent living accommodation and extra care accommodation schemes.

Being in a specialist team we are looking to empower not only our residents but our colleagues to grow and develop in their careers.

Senior Social Worker

As a Senior Social Worker you will be motivated, flexible and have high professional standard alongside sound knowledge and experience of current legislation and its application to practice in a social care setting, including an in depth knowledge and application of a strengths based approach in assessing and delivering services.

An applied knowledge of The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions.

As an experienced Social Worker in the team you will have experience in supporting professional staff. This includes providing professional and reflective supervision, guidance and advice to less experienced social workers, including those completing ASYE and social work students. In this role you will lead and establish best practice alongside your peers as well as demonstrating exemplary professional values and behaviours.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

If you are an existing SCC employee looking for a secondment opportunity, please obtain your line manager's agreement/approval prior to applying for this role.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 10/08/2021 with interviews to follow.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact James Ward by e-mail at james.ward@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

This role is offered as a secondment or fixed term opportunity ending on the 31/03/2022.

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.

Our Values

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.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/483/14924
  • Published: Fri 23/07/2021, 12:08 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 10/08/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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