The starting salary for this role is £45,734 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Practitioner Specialist Lead - Social Worker, qualified nurse or other healthcare professional based in the Continuing Care Team, Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7AH.
Applicants must have a valid Driving Licence to drive in the UK and access to a car.
This post provides the opportunity to work closely with health colleagues to promote and enable child-centred joint assessments, whilst proactively seeking to empower individuals and maximise their potential for independence.
You will have a varied role that includes a number of complex cases regarding Children’s NHS Continuing Care, but your key role will be to provide professional support and advice for staff and managers in the Surrey Children’s Services Teams. You will provide coaching and training to help them maintain and increase their knowledge and practice and equip others to do their work more efficiently and effectively. You will provide professional advice to social care staff around Children’s NHS Continuing Care and inter-related processes and legal frameworks, supporting them through the Children’s NHS Continuing Care assessment & decision-making process.
You will be required to work in both community and hospital settings across Surrey. You will receive regular support and supervision and will provide support and professional supervision to social workers in the team. You will also support Surrey Transition’s Team staff who work with children as they approach 18 years.
We are looking for confident, motivated and enthusiastic people who not only believe that children and their families should be at the heart of everything we do, but also that children should receive the appropriate health care support that they need.
The successful applicant must hold a professional social work qualification or health professional qualification and have completed any post qualification practice or training requirements and must have HCPC registration where relevant.
Significant post qualifying experience is required with some degree of management experience in a variety of Social Care environments, demonstrating good understanding of the drive for Health and Social Care to work together. A key part of this role will be developing and maintaining positive working relationships and joint approaches with NHS partners in Surrey.
A high level of understanding and commitment towards the personalisation agenda needs to be demonstrated along with an applied knowledge of the legislation that applies to social care and children.
The successful applicant needs to be an excellent communicator and strong team player who is able to work on their own initiative. You will need to be committed to promoting change and supporting the operational leaders with a strong evidence base of supervising staff. In addition, you need to demonstrate a strong knowledge base for the safeguarding of vulnerable children and adults and be able to evidence this. An understanding, and commitment to supporting carers and demonstrable commitment to delivering support and management in accordance with the Councils Equality and Diversity Policy is required.
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.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16th May 2022.
Interviews will take place on 9th June 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.
For an informal discussion please contact Julie Leversedge on 01737 737322.
We look forward to receiving your application and personal statement, 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.