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Assistant Caseworker

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/777/18022
  • Published: Tue 12/10/2021, 8:35 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/11/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,780 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

The starting salary for these positions is £24,780 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

We currently have two Assistant Caseworker vacancies within the Client Financial Affairs Team. Both positions are permanent, full time (36 hours per week) and based in the CFAT offices at Quadrant Court, Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QQ.

The Client Financial Affairs 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.

The caseload of the team is high with approximately 700-800 people being supported by the team at any one time and a significant amount of turnover of cases.

Following expansion of the team to meet growing demand, we have vacancies for the new role of Assistant Caseworker.

This new role of Assistant Caseworker provides an opportunity to support people with the management of their finances at the same time as learning about the processes involved in preparing applications to the Court of Protection. You will manage a small caseload of the less complex cases to gain an understanding of the role of a Caseworker. In addition, you will assist the team with other duties and gain broad experience of working in the Client Financial Affairs team.

You may already have some experience of financial management or working in adult social care, or of the welfare benefit system - but this is not essential. Most importantly, we are looking for enthusiastic people who are well-organised and able to work independently under pressure. We are also looking for people who are supportive of their team and have a positive attitude to team-work. Good communication and investigative skills are essential as there will be the need to regularly advocate on behalf of people who lack mental capacity.  

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.

Package Description

 

 

Additional Information

This job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 1st November 2021

It is planned that interviews will take place during week commencing 15th November 2021 onwards.

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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jack Lewis on 07816 159118.

We look forward to receiving your CV and a separate personal statement, tailored for this role.

Benefits

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.

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.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/777/18022
  • Published: Tue 12/10/2021, 8:35 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/11/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,780 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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