Where possible, we offer flexible working, mobile phone and laptops. 28 days annual leave for full time staff or pro rata for part time staff. Local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.
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 group
About the Role
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in children and young people’s lives?
We are looking for a confident and skilled Social Worker to work within Surrey Family Services who is determined to achieve the best for children. In Surrey we ensure that our social workers have varied, mixed and manageable workloads, regular supervision, and through annual appraisals you will have the opportunity for career development and pay progression. In return for your time we can offer challenging and rewarding work.
Surrey is committed to offering children and families support early in order to avoid them needing more intensive support later. Through our innovative practice model Surrey Family Services (SFS) combines preventative and social work skills to put children and families at the centre of our work.
In May 2017 Surrey County Council launched Surrey Family Services. This development brings together delivery of key statutory and specialist functions as part of an integrated and blended offer for families which includes:
- Youth Justice Services
- Children in Need Services (for older children)
- Edge of Care Services for older children
- Homelessness responsibilities for 16 and 17 year olds
- Early Childhood Services
- FEET and 30 Hours delivery
- Supporting quality in the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in pre-school settings, childcare and play work
- Pre-school children SEND support
As a social worker in Surrey Family Services you will be the lead professional for child in need cases for children aged 14+ within an allocated borough or area to:
- Undertake child and family assessments
- Provide safeguarding advice to colleagues
To be shortlisted to interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:
- That you are a qualified social worker and registered with HCPC
- A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding
We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion please contact Siobhan Doyle on 07964 248274.
Interviews will take place week commencing 1st October 2018.