£33,665 per annum for 36 hours per week based at St. Peter’s Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, KT16 0PZ.
A part time role for 18 hours per week is also available.
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.
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, 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 who has successfully completed their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)? (This applies only to social workers who qualified on or after 2012)
Exciting new changes are happening at St Peters Hospital Social Care Team in Chertsey to improve patient experience through timely discharges. As a result we have enhanced our team which has resulted in us being able to recruit to new posts. There has never been a more exciting time to join Adult Social Care; we have had a major review of how we work and are currently implementing these changes.
Our role is to discharge to assess residents of Surrey in a safe and timely manner. You will be working closely within a multi disciplinary team and will always be working within a whole system approach. You will be an excellent communicator, motivated, supportive, flexible, creative, and a team player.
You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries, and carrying out assessments within the hospital and the community. 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 be expected to have sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act, Continuing Health Care, and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting.
You will be required to supervise less experienced members of staff within the team and support their development. In return for all of your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you fully in becoming the social worker you want to be.
We offer a competitive salary, opportunity for progression, and excellent training, including a thorough induction, essential training matrix linked to your role, and professional development plans. You will receive professional supervision on a regular basis and be working in a team of motivated professionals.
A six month Senior Social Worker Readiness Programme is currently in progress as a means of supporting staff for career development.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence;
- Supervising (support and training will be given)
- Knowledge, understanding and practical experience of Safeguarding
- Mental Capacity Act and Continuing Health Care
- Your recognised Social work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, CSS or approved equivalent, BA Hons Social Work or other relevant degree in Social Work)
- Your registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
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.
For an informal discussion contact Linda McLennan on 01932 722526. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 31st March 2019.
Interviews to be confirmed.
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