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Surrey County Council

Social Workers & Senior Social Workers

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Posted Date

14 June 2022

Ashford, Chertsey, Addlestone, Camberley, Frimley and Woking

Closing Date

7 August 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:

Social Worker - £35,382 - £39,246 per annum based on a 36 hour working week

Senior Social Worker - £40,227 - £44,619 per annum based on a 36 hour working week

Our roles across North West & Surrey Heath are based in both hospital and community setting giving you the opportunity to choose which setting is your preferred and most in line with your profile and experience. Our offer includes different contract types and working patterns/hours.

Our Ashford & St Peter's Hospital team (based in Chertsey): We are a welcoming, committed and high performing team working in close partnership with our health colleagues to ensure safe transfers home from hospital using a strength-based discharge to assess model. It's a fast-paced, demanding and inspirational environment. Everyday your creativity, compassion and problem-solving skills will be needed to support those in crisis. It's not always easy but it is often highly rewarding and satisfying. Those up for the challenge can expect to receive strong supportive leadership, regular reflective supervision and the opportunity to develop new skills and progress your career. Come and join us!

Our Frimley Park Hospital team (based in Frimley): Frimley Park is a busy acute hospital. The Hospital Social Work Team is a dynamic and fast-paced team comprising of Social Workers and Social Care Assistants that work with multiple professionals to ensure the safe discharge and follow up care. The diverse team are committed to making a positive difference for our residents. In return we will provide you with the training, excellent supervision and development opportunities to progress your career. Flexible working arrangements can be accommodated and those wishing to work weekends would be welcomed.

Please note we also have vacancies on offer within our locality teams based in Ashford, Addlestone, Camberley and Woking.

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. Experience of providing professional supervision (can include to unqualified and/or 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 North West & Surrey Heath 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 Commitment

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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