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Adults Senior Social Worker - Epsom

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: 100011627
  • Published: Fri 21/12/2018, 14:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 13/01/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £39,270 per annum for 36 hours per week
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Epsom Local Office, Epsom Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom
Job Details

£39,270 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Epsom Locality Team, Epsom Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, KT18 5BY.

KT18 5BY.

Our service runs from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. In practice you are likely to be required to work a minimum of one weekend shift per month and one late shift per week.  Staff who are on the rota to work a shift falling on a weekend will be given a day off in lieu. Full time applicants will be contracted to a 36 hour week and these hours will be worked on a rota basis across 7 days a week. Further information regarding the working pattern can be discussed at interview

Please note this is a full time position; however we welcome part time applicants

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 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service (pro-rata for part-time staff), 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.

This post is eligible for our existing employee Refer a Friend Scheme. (Please note this link will only work for internal members of staff).

About the Role

Are you a qualified, HCPC registered social worker with at least 3 years post registration experience as a social worker in a social care or multi-agency community setting?

Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a busy, high volume, professional environment?

Skills required:

You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation and its application to practice in a social care setting.

An applied knowledge of The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions.

You will be able to communicate in a clear, fluent, concise and jargon free way and in a courteous, calm and professional manner.

You will have experience of, and be able to provide, professional, reflective supervision, guidance and advice to less experienced social workers, including those completing ASYE and social work students.

How we will support you in your role:

In return for all of your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level.

We offer a competitive salary, opportunity for progression, excellent training including a thorough induction, essential training matrix linked to your role and professional development plans.

You will receive professional supervision and be working in a team of motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues.

To be shortlisted to interview, your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • That you are a qualified Social Worker and have a recognised Social Work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, CSS or approved equivalent, BA Hons Social Work or other relevant degree in Social Work).
  • Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • A broad knowledge of Social Work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.
  • Valid full UK driving licence. 
  • An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills.  

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Susan Sharkey on 01372 832360.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 13th January 2019

Interviews will take place on 28th January 2019.

Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 2 months from your interview date.

Values and Behaviours

Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please follow this link.

How to apply

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How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: 100011627
  • Published: Fri 21/12/2018, 14:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 13/01/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £39,270 per annum for 36 hours per week
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Epsom Local Office, Epsom Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom

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