The starting salary for this role is £36,282 per annum for a 36 hour working week.
Do you feel passionate about supporting young people to achieve their very best?
Are you looking for opportunities to gain experience within a dynamic and innovative team?
Surrey County Council's Targeted Youth Support (TYS) Service supports some of the county's most vulnerable young people to ensure they have the best chance of thriving and succeeding as adults. The service works with young people at risk of offending, family breakdown, homelessness, sexual exploitation and criminal exploitation. The service provides help at the point when problems emerge, preventing the need for more specialist services further down the line. The TYS Service also holds the Youth Offending function for the county, supervising young people in the Youth Justice System in Surrey.
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 Targeted Youth Support providing targeted help services at the heart of our journey.
Surrey Children's Services believes that the welfare of children and their families is paramount. Team members are enthusiastic and supportive, committed to the provision of a quality service for young people and their carers and we are looking for people with similar qualities to join us to continue the good work already being done.
The role of the Targeted Youth Support Social Worker is to provide experience and leadership for practice within the TYS Team, including the assessment, management of risk and case holding. This role will work with some of the most complex young people and families that the service supports and as such we will be looking for social workers who have completed their post qualifying year and have had a number of year’s experience of working with adolescents. The social worker role will also be responsible for supporting the training and mentoring of new and less experienced staff and to provide help and guidance to prevent the escalation of young people to the Safeguarding Adolescent Team.
As a member of our team, you will be working alongside other social workers, partners, agencies and the voluntary sector to support children and their families in the community.
Surreys Children’s service keeps on improving and with children at the heart of everything we do we share a passion, desire and commitment to become a high performing local authority and ultimately be recognised by Ofsted as Good and then Outstanding. We understand that the key to our success is our motivated and supported workforce who share our values and commitment to improving the lives of children in Surrey. As such we have created a new financial package that reflects our commitment to our staff and how much we value their support to achieve our shared goals.
From 1 October 2020 we are offering a new financial package of up to £6,000 to new permanent qualified frontline case-holding social workers, team managers and Independent Chairs (These are subject to tax and national insurance deductions and paid pro rata if you are part time) :
- An unconsolidated welcome payment of £1,000 with a corresponding retention period of six months
- A further unconsolidated retention payment of £2,000 on completion of six months service, with a corresponding retention period of twelve months
- A final unconsolidated retention payment of £3,000 on completion of 18 months service with a corresponding retention period of two years
- Payment will be deducted from the final month salary should the corresponding tie in period not be completed.
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.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11/08/2022 with interviews to take place shortly after.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Chris Beck via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.