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Surrey County Council

Social Workers & Senior Social Workers

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Posted Date

10 March 2022

Guildford & Waverley

Closing Date

10 April 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 Guildford & Waverley 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 Guildford Locality team (based in Guildford): The Guildford Locality Team is a unique place to enhance your knowledge and acquire new skills. A close-knit, friendly team with a strong track record in training and career development. A large team of over 60, separated into specialist sub-teams focussing on duty, complex, D2A and safeguarding. Allowing those who wish to specialise in their area of interest. Alternatively, move between the sub-teams and develop a whole range of specialist knowledge! We are driven by the ethos of person-centred working and focus on working with people, never - to people.

Our Royal Surrey County Hospital team (based in Guildford): Our team, which covers the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Milford and Haslemere Hospitals is a friendly, well established and close-knit team. Working closely with a range of health colleagues, we assist discharge and support and assess for ongoing support when the person leaves hospital. We have a strong emphasis on promoting personal and professional development and are keen on staff progression. This is a very rewarding role; one where we are able to offer invaluable help to people at a time of crisis.

Our Waverley Locality team (based in Godalming): Waverley is a friendly and supportive team of workers, including social workers, occupational therapists, social care assistants and admin collaboratively working to support residents in the community. Offices based in central picturesque Godalming with parking and nearby direct main transport links. We are a forward-thinking team that promote ongoing learning, career progression, joint working incorporating a mix of camaraderie and a sense of humour to strengthen our bonds. Sounds interesting?? Then we are the team for you!

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 Guildford & Waverley 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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