Overview

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  • Reference:orbis/TP/773/4997
  • Positions:1
  • Salary:£35,382 – £44,619 per annum dependant on role
  • Category:Social Work – Childrens
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Working hours:36
  • Posted on:30 July 2020
  • Closing date:N/A
  • Directorate:Children, Families & Learning
  • Location:Surrey Wide

Description

Surrey operates an agile working policy, all of our buildings have been risk assessed and are Covid secure with frontline social care staff accessing offices on a rota/agile basis. We continue to visit children face to face unless there is an exceptional reason not to and adhere to the government guidance regarding social distancing and use of PPE. The safety of our staff, vulnerable children and families is our paramount consideration and we continue to use virtual and hybrid models for meetings with professionals and families.

” We want children to stay with their families as much as they possibly can. In order to do that we need to build resilience within families and help parents to manage and recover from any challenges they have. Working with partners, our social workers are dedicated to ensuring that every child in Surrey has the opportunity to achieve their potential. Together we can find practical and achievable solutions, so that we provide the right amount of information, advice and support to every child and family.”

Jacquie Burke, Director for Family Resilience and Safeguarding

Do you want to be part of a team of social workers and practitioner who will

If so, read on!

About the role

Children are at the heart of everything we do and over the last year we have been building a new approach to help support the children of Surrey.

We are looking for Social Workers, Senior Social Workers and Advanced Social Workers to join our team of dedicated professionals across our Safeguarding teams in Surrey to help embed Surrey’s new family centred approach to tackling the causes of children being in need or at risk.

Why we do this

It is not possible to provide great services without a fundamentally close connection with our children and families and that is why Surrey implement the Family Safeguarding model. This model is a strength based and includes professionals who work with adults in teams supporting children and their families. We are bringing together Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Domestic Abuse Practitioners, Recovery Workers, Mental Health Practitioners and Psychologists so that the whole team can address all the issues facing a family.

This ground-breaking approach has proved highly successful in other authorities around the country and Surrey is the first council in the South East to implement it for the benefit of Surrey’s children. As an early adopter of the model, Surrey is ahead of the curve in this approach.

The family safeguarding model allows for caseloads to be reduced across the board so that professionals can spend more time working with families. Having professionals from different disciplines working under one roof, our teams are able to work closely together, minimising the time spent on making referrals to other agencies for support.

Surrey County Council has a fantastic opportunity for qualified social workers to join one of our Safeguarding teams. We are looking for committed and passionate workers who are interested in the challenges of working in a busy, professional environment.

We believe that Surrey is one place in the country where professionals can make the biggest difference to children lives. We have taken huge strides towards delivering outstanding children services, and we want professionals who are passionate as we are to join us on this journey.

Your development

Both Social Worker and Senior Social Workers have a bespoke Learning programme developed by the Surrey Children’s Service Academy. You will have Continuous Professional Development and are supported to become Practice Educators with a clear Professional Development Pathway.

Advanced Social Workers, is an exciting newly developed role in Surrey Children Services. While holding a significantly lower case load of complex cases, you will be supporting the Team Manager to develop social workers who have less experience in the field. This is an opportunity for you to progress your career in social work while not entering into a management role.

The Council has also invested in training staff in the Family Safeguarding model, Motivational Interviewing, as well as investing in support to develop systems thinking in practice in Surrey. Your development will be supported by regular supervision and appraisal as well as a range of coaching, e-learning and other reflection and learning opportunities.

Our offer

We offer £35,382 – £39, 246 per annum for Social Workers and £40,227 – £44,619 per annum Senior Social Workers and Advanced Social Worker; salary dependent on level of experience. You would be based at one of our 4 Office locations in Guildford (South West), Woking (North West) Redhill (South East) & Walton-on-Thames (North East).

The Social Worker Start Up Package of up to £2,000 (paid pro rata for part time employees) for new employees joining Surrey County Council as a Social Worker in the Children, Schools and Families Directorate on a permanent basis.

Interested in a new challenge?

If you are a registered, qualified Social Worker with Social Work England (or equivalent) simply register your interest by pressing APPLY, and sharing some basic details, we will be able to have an informal conversation with you to help you understand if we are the sort of employer you would like to work for and to discuss team opportunities.

Please have your Social Work England (or equivalent) Registration Number to hand.

Or if you would just like to have a chat?

If you would like to find out more please email [email protected] with the following details or call us on 01483 518672

We look forward to speaking to you!

Job details

Submissions to this advertisement are collated for shortlisting on a daily basis. Your application will be reviewed by a hiring manager and a response can be expected within 5 working days. If you have any queries regarding timeframes around shortlisting, please contact [email protected]

Additional information

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 28 days annual leave, 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 underrepresented groups.

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