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Surrey County Council

Social Workers & Senior Social Workers – East Surrey

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Posted Date

8 April 2022

Reigate, Redhill and Oxted

Closing Date

7 May 2022

We are looking for a range of enthusiastic and dynamic qualified and registered social work professionals with a variety of skills and experiences. Whether you enjoy duty, long term assessment, varied caseload, or D2A work, etc. – we want to hear from you.

About the role

Our roles across East Surrey are based in both hospital and community setting giving you the opportunity to choose what setting is your preferred one and more in line with your profile and experience. Our offer includes different contract types and working patterns/hours.

Our Reigate & Banstead Locality team (based in Reigate): Reigate and Banstead Locality is a large, fast paced locality team which would best suit somebody who thrives working in busy environments, has excellent time management skills and has excellent skills working with people. The team is friendly and supportive and offers excellent career development through the variety and complexity of workload undertaken. We have embraced agile working and offer flexible arrangements to work from home or the office to make best use of time.

Our Tandridge Locality team (based in Oxted): Tandridge Locality Team is a busy, hard working locality team working with adults of all ages who require support when they experience change to their life that requires social care intervention. We are a caring team and pride ourselves on the support and care we give one another as well as to people who require our service. The work is rewarding and challenging and in return we promise you will be part of a strong, kind and friendly team. We are looking for people who share those values and can bring their own unique talents and skills to share in our team. In return we can offer good career development, training and supportive supervision. We promote agile working and can offer flexible working arrangements to ensure a good work life balance is available.

Our East Surrey Hospital team (based in Redhill): East Surrey Hospital are looking for social workers to work in hospital setting, a fast paced environment working alongside multi-agency colleagues to provide a good hospital discharge experience that is safe for our residents. Our team deliver two functions: the Discharge function and the Assessment function. The assessments are carried out using the D2A pathway, therefore good time management and excellent assessment skills are required from social workers who would like to join us. The discharge function is carried out by social care assistants working alongside the integrated hospital discharge team. We welcome your applications; we are a such a friendly caring and supportive team.

For social worker roles you will need to have completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and be registered with Social Work England. We recognise there will be exceptions to this so please speak to us if you are in any doubt.

For senior social worker roles, substantial post qualification professional experience as a social worker would also be required and having experience of providing professional supervision (can include unqualified and non-professional supervision) would be desirable but not essential.

As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.

Surrey County Council are currently investing in and building a workforce that can proactively meet the demands and challenges facing Adult Social Care (ASC). Our ASC workforce strategy supports our commitment to manage our talent and build succession plans for key areas, while investing in specialist training and development for our workforce. Key areas identified are:

- Investing in individual growth and career progression
- Growing workforce supply to meet demand
- Modernising the way we organise and deliver our services
- Ensuring our workplaces and practices are supportive and inclusive
- Continuing to work closely with our partners

Please note this advert covers the whole East Surrey area so at the time of advertising we cannot guarantee a vacancy in all teams, however we will work closely with you to ensure your application is considered for a team that suits you in line with our available posts.

Additional information

You can submit your CV & Personal Statement by clicking the 'apply' button below. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and on a first come first serve basis. Please review the documents attached below to understand the experience, knowledge and skills required for these roles. 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.

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 these roles.

Not local to Surrey? We can offer you relocation assistance and more details are included in the attachment below.

Contact details

If you have any questions about these roles or would like to know more information, please contact and a member of the team would be happy to talk through the roles in more detail with you and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

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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Job documents

Job description

Adult Social work handbook

Life at Surrey Handbook

Adult Social work handbook

Life at Surrey Handbook

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