We have both Social Worker and Senior Social Worker roles available.
At Surrey our Children's Services are on a rapid change journey, with new management, innovative approaches and considerable energy. We are determined that children, young people and their families will be at the centre of all we do and are changing our model of work to one which supports excellent children's services, with Family Resilience - early help and prevention, at the heart of our journey. Family Safeguarding, an innovative and highly effective approach, developed in Hertfordshire will be central to our new model.
Surrey County Council is looking for committed and innovative Social Workers who are interested to join our Multi-Agency Partnership Service within the Children’s Single Point of Access Service. This is an exciting opportunity to shape children’s social work by working closely with management while being hands on. You will have passion for achieving better outcomes for vulnerable children and their families. You will have comprehensive knowledge of the challenges associated with working with children and their families. Applicants for the role will need a professional Social Work qualification and be Social Work England registered. We will invest in your professional development to empower you to make positive changes in your career.
About the Role:
- You will already have highly developed specialist knowledge of Social Work practice.
- You will demonstrate good verbal and written communication when working with parents, children and partner agencies
- You will show high skill in managing the process of Multi Agency Partnership Enquiries of good quality and on time
- Your social work expertise and knowledge will help you to take the lead on the children’s circumstances whilst ensuring a timely response to their needs when concerns are reported to the C-SPA.
- You will have a key role in researching and sharing up to date social work practice alongside creating a clear vision for the future and ensuring the best outcomes for children and their families are realised.
- You will have strong written and verbal communication skills.
- In return for the way you will contribute to this team, the council offer excellent learning and development opportunities, regular supervision meetings and an approachable and supportive management team.
Requirements for the Role:
- You must hold a Professional Social Work Qualification (e.g. CQSW, Dip (SW), MSW) and be registered as a Social Worker with Social Work England.
- You will have frontline experience in a safeguarding team.
- You will be focussed on helping children and families to change their lives for the better in a timely and responsive manner.
- You will have recent experience of case work in Assessments, Child Protection, Children Looked After and Care Proceedings.
- You will have extensive knowledge of the challenges associated with working with children and their families, and in-depth knowledge of relevant childcare legislation.
- You will be comfortable in demonstrating professional competence in social work practice by using current knowledge and working within agreed standards of best social work practice and carrying out duties in accordance with the HCPC standards of proficiency.
For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.
For an informal discussion contact Juliana Tomegea by e-mail at Juliana.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 04/12/2020.
CV's will be reviewed during this time.
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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