The starting salary for this role is £27,991 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
About the Team
The Deputyship Team is a frontline service within Adult Social Care responsible for managing the finances of people who lack the capacity to manage their own financial affairs. The team is based in Quadrant Court, Woking but operates countywide, working closely with colleagues across Adult Social Care.
At any one time, the team support a high caseload of circa 700-800 people. The busy nature of our work and the high turnover of cases means that this is a role suited to someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
As a Caseworker, you will manage your own caseload. This can involve preparing applications to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a Deputy for Property and Affairs, managing the finances of people who need financial decisions to be made on their behalf, or visiting the person to ensure their property is maintained. No two cases are the same.
We are looking for enthusiastic people who are well-organised, able to work independently under pressure while also being good team players. Good communication and investigative skills are essential as there will be the need to regularly advocate on behalf of people who lack mental capacity; this can at times be challenging work.
Some relevant experience of either financial management, working in adult social care, or the welfare benefit system is essential. An Enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.
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This is a rolling advert on a first-come-first-served basis. Therefore, the advert could close at any point once all positions are filled.
The hiring team intend to hold interviews on an ad hoc basis as applicants meet the shortlisting criteria for the role. Dates will be confirmed on an individual basis.
An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Adults’ Barred List check will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Toni Carney on 07854 259978.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.