The starting salary for this role is £36,282 per annum for working 36 hours per week. This role is currently based at St Faith’s, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7NF but covers the whole of Surrey.
As a Social Worker you will contribute to the delivery of a positive behaviour support approach crisis service for children aged 4-18 with ASD/C and/or LD with behaviours of concern. You will bring a social care perspective to the work of the Children’s Crisis Intensive Support Service, developing an understanding of the function the behaviour serves and developing support plans to support reduction in the behaviour of concern.
There will be evening hours required for the role as the team operates Monday to Friday 2pm-10pm and Saturday 9am-5pm
Supporting and protecting children and young people with ASC/D and their families will be at the heart of all you do by providing a range of interventions including:
- Joint case working
- Participation in case reviews
- Brief functional assessment
- Care planning and intervention, including behaviour support plans
You will also attend statutory meetings in relation to cases where your involvement would be beneficial.
In this role, you will use your excellent communication and engagement skills to ensure that the Children’s Crisis Intensive Support Service operates in a safe and efficient way, as part of the whole system of partnership and multi-agency working. Your commitment to partnership working will enable you to establish and promote key relationships.
You will play a crucial role in maintaining effective communication between local area children's social care teams, CAMHS and other agencies involved, whilst delivering a crisis intervention of up to 6 weeks in the community. You will be part of a specialist service working across the county in the community, delivering assessments whilst supporting and mobilizing the network and family to continue support following the crisis intervention.
To be shortlisted to interview for this role, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Good communication and engagement skills
- Knowledge/training in positive behaviour support framework
- Evidence of effective partnership working
- Delivering 1-1 interventions to young people
- Experience of working with children and young people with ASD and/or LD with challenging behaviour
- Willingness to work evenings up until 10pm as part of a 36-hour week and some on call to junior colleagues
This is an exciting role working in an innovative service. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, we look forward to receiving your application.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23rd October 2022 with interviews to follow.
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 Andrea Willox by e-mail 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.
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.