£33,665 per annum for 36 hours per week based at East Surrey Hospital Adult Social Care, Canada Avenue, Redhill, RH1 5RH
This role is for a full time position; however we will consider part time applicants.
This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
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.
About the Role
Are you a qualified, HCPC registered social worker who has successfully completed their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). NB this applies only to social workers who qualified on or after 2012.
Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a busy, professional environment? Exciting new changes are happening at East Surrey Social Care Team in Redhill to improve patient experience through timely discharges.
Our role is to assess to discharge residents of Surrey in a safe and timely manner. You will be closely working within a multi disciplinary team and will always be working within a whole system approach. You will be an excellent communicator, motivated, supportive, flexible, creative and a team player. You will have or develop a passion for hospital social work and thrive on a fast pace working environment and feel positive in making a difference to people’s lives.
You will work a flexible shift pattern across 7 days a week, Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Sat and Sun 9am-5pm with your future colleagues who are friendly and very supportive.
In return we will fully support you in becoming the professional you want to be by providing regular supervision, essential training matrix linked to your role and we hold regular team meetings. As a new starter we offer a three week mandatory induction programme too.
You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting. You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries, carry out assessments within the community and working with a diverse group of individuals and partner agencies.
You will be able to communicate in a clear, fluent, concise and jargon free way and in a courteous, calm and professional manner.
We offer a competitive salary, opportunity for progression, excellent training including a thorough induction, essential training matrix linked to your role and professional development plans.
You will receive professional supervision and be working in a team of motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues.
Our service runs from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. In practice you are likely to be required to work a minimum of one weekend shift per month and one late shift per week. Staff who are on the rota to work a shift falling on a weekend will be given a day off in lieu. Full time applicants will be contracted to a 36 hour week and these hours will be worked on a rota basis across 7 days a week. Further information regarding the working pattern can be discussed at interview.
It would be advantageous if you have had previous hospital experience and are looking to continue in this area of practice
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion contact Lois Sharland on 01737 231802. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23rd September 2018.
Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.