Adults Social Worker - Elmbridge, Dorking

Dorking, Surrey
Please refer to advert for exact salary and benefits info
22 Dec 2016
19 Jan 2017
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

£32,839 per annum for 36 hours per week.

Mid Surrey currently have vacancies  in the following teams:

Mole Valley Locality Team, Mole Valley Locality Team, Pippbrook, Dorking, RH4 1SJ

Elmbridge Locality Team, Esher Local Office, Elmbridge BC Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD

Part-time applications will be considered for Elmbridge Locality Team

Mole Valley will consider internal applications interested in a secondment opportunity or external applicants interested in a fixed term contract

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.

This post is eligible for our existing employee Refer a Friend Scheme. (Please note this link will only work for internal members of staff).

About the Role

Are you a qualified, HCPC registered social worker who has completed their ASYE or equivalent?

Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a busy, high volume, professional environment? If the answer is yes this could be the role for you.

 Why work for Surrey County Council?

We offer an attractive employment package including:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • HCPC registration paid.
  • Flexible benefits that include discounts on shopping, gym memberships, holidays etc.
  • Childcare voucher scheme.
  • Flexible working within the needs of the team.  Laptop and mobile supplied.
  • Competitive 24 days annual leave.
  • Option to join the car lease scheme.

 For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Skills required:

You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting.

You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries, carryout assessments within the community and working with a diverse group of individuals and partner agencies.

You will be able to communicate in a clear, fluent, concise and jargon free way and in a courteous, calm and professional manner.

You will be able to supervise less experienced members of staff within the team and support their development. In return for all of your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level.

How we will support you in your role:

You will receive excellent training including a thorough 3 week induction. An essential training matrix linked to your role and a professional development plan plus regular professional supervision.

You will be working in a team of motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues. When you join us, you will be assigned a 'buddy' to help you settle into your role.

If you would like to join us please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:

  • Experience of working within Adult Social Care (experience of working with various groups i.e older adults, physical disability, learning disability)
  • Recognised Social work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, CSS or approved equivalent, BA Hons Social Work or other relevant degree in Social Work)
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Giney Batista on 01372 832695 for Elmbridge or Ehimare Ogogo on 01372 833456 for Mole Valley.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22nd Januaray 2017

Interview dates are to be confirmed

Please confirm your location preference when applying.

Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.

Equal Opportunities

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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