Surrey County Council has a fantastic opportunity for experienced social work managers to join our Quality and Performance Division. We are looking for committed and passionate workers who are interested in the challenges of working in a busy, professional environment. We are driving forward improvements in practice across Surrey and Independent Chairs play a key role in improving outcomes for Surrey’s most vulnerable children.
The role involves chairing both Child Protection Conferences and Children Looked After Reviews. You will have responsibility for ensuring that each child has an outcome focused plan that meets their needs and is effectively implemented within agreed timescales in line with relevant statutory requirements and departmental policies. The role also carries various quality assurance functions in relation to departmental and partnership practice, identifying and following up concerns about practice standards, contributing to case auditing and service reviews as required.
How we will support your development
Supporting your career development is a top priority for us. We have a comprehensive training programme and are looking to develop a workforce wide "Academy". The Council is invested in training staff in the Family Safeguarding model, Motivational Interviewing, as well as investing in support to develop systems thinking in practice in Surrey. Your development will be supported by regular supervision and appraisal as well as a range of coaching, e learning and other refection and learning opportunities.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working within a broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.
- An ability to demonstrate excellent skills at applying threshold and reviewing standards of practice.
- A passion for and experience of improving outcomes for children and young people.
- Registered with Social Work England.
- A Social Work degree or equivalent social work qualification.
- You have capacity to travel extensively across surrey and surrounding areas.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.Job Advert
We offer £45,734 - £51,725 per annum for 36 hours per week based at one of our 4 office locations in Guildford (South West), Woking (North West), Redhill (South East) & Leatherhead (North East). You will be asked to select your location preference on the application form.Additional Information
If you would like to speak to somebody for more information about a role you are interested in please contact Children's Recruitment Workforce Team on 01483 518672 and we will direct you to a service manager or team manager.
Please note, we will be reviewing applications and contacting candidates on an on-going basis.
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.
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.
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.Company Information
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