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Surrey County Council

Social Workers and Senior Social Workers - Transition Team

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South

Salary

Location

£36,282 - £45,519

Posted Date

8 September 2022

Woking or Reigate

Closing Date

6 October 2022

We are looking for Social Workers and Senior Social Workers to join our Transition Team. We are looking for people who work with a strength-based approach, are motivated, flexible and who have high professional standards alongside sound knowledge and experience of current legislation. An applied knowledge of The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential, alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions.

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.

The Transition Team, based in Woking or Redhill, is a dynamic and vibrant countywide service for young people aged between 14 and 25. Although we sit in Adult Social Care, our journey with the people we support starts much earlier, at academic year 9. Within Surrey County Council, the Transition Team sits in a unique and favourable position of being able to undertake frontline work across both Children and Adult Services.

Transition Team (Based in Woking or Reigate - You Choose!):

Working in the Transition Team, you will benefit from a rich tapestry of experience. We are remodelling from traditional institutional approaches as we challenge inequalities that prevent young people with disabilities and their carers from living a life free of discrimination and limitations. We work with a wide range of professionals and providers who enable us to look at an individual's needs holistically and consider our service response from a whole family perspective.

We believe in coproduction and feel passionately that the young person should be firmly in control of their life outcomes. Supporting them through the Preparation for Adulthood agenda, we also ensure that our young people have aspirational goals and targets that will support them into employment pathways, independent living and all other meaningful occupation.

We are looking for people who work with a strength-based approach, are motivated, flexible and who have high professional standards alongside sound knowledge and experience of current legislation. An applied knowledge of The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential, alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions.

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. Some experience of providing professional supervision (which can include to unqualified and/or non-professional supervision) would be useful, but we can support your development in this area.

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

With this in mind, we are looking for a range of enthusiastic, 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 – we want to hear from you!

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 descriptions below and refer to these 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

This is a rolling advert and applications will be reviewed regularly.

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.

Contact details

For an informal discussion please contact Jessica Peskett, Management Team Coordinator, by telephone on 07966 283 752 or by email at jessica.peskett@surreycc.gov.uk, who can answer any questions you may have or put you in touch with a Team Member.

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

Benefits

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.

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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