About the team
The Transition Team 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.
We work with young people who have a wide range of additional needs and complex conditions. We challenge inequality and traditional responses to service delivery and ensure that we employ a strength-based approach to our work. This facilitates a more innovative approach to our support planning processes thereby realising more outcome focused goals for the young people we support and their families.
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 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, remodelling traditional approaches as we challenge inequalities and discrimination, supporting young people with disabilities and their carers to live a life free of discrimination and limitations.
The Transition Team is a constantly evolving, fast paced service, where we like to keep challenging ourselves to achieve best practice and outcomes. We are a resilient team that is both welcoming and value driven. Working with us will provide you with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as positive career advancement opportunities. We also fully understand the challenges of day to day frontline social work therefore, we are putting tools in place to improve your work/life balance and to try and make day to day asks more manageable.
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic qualified and registered Senior Social Worker. For this role you will need to have experience of working with adults with learning disabilities as a Social Worker, of undertaking S42 safeguarding enquiries & Care Act assessments and a good knowledge of the Care Act 2014. This role will focus on completing both proportionate and more complex safeguarding enquiries. Experience of liquidlogic would be welcomed.
We are looking for a Social Worker who believes people should be as involved as they can be in safeguarding enquiries and who can be creative in how they are able to make safeguarding personal. We want people who are committed, like us, to focus on the person, their strengths and networks. We want colleagues who will look first at what people can do rather than what they can't do and have conversations that identify what is important to the person, 'what matters' rather than 'what's the matter'. We believe that by exploring people's goals and aspirations, and the strengths they have themselves or around them, we can help people to stay independent for longer and connected to their communities.
For internal candidates interested in a Secondment opportunity, please discuss with your Line Manager before submitting your application.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.Additional Information
For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Cave on 07971 249 850.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22/04/2021. Interviews will take place on 05/05/2021 and 06/05/2021.
Based at either Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ OR Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, RH1 1YB.
This is a secondment or fixed term contract ending 31/03/2022.
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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