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Adults Social Worker - Epsom General Hospital

Posted 8 March by Surrey County Council Ended

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£33,332 per annum for working 36 hours per week based at Epsom General Hospital, Dorking Road, Epsom, KT18 7EG.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

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.

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).

This is a rolling advert, applications are reviewed regularly and we will contact you if you have been shortlisted for interview.

About the Role

Are you a qualified, HCPC registered social worker who has completed their ASYE or equivalent?  (NB this applies only to social workers who qualified on or after 2012)

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

You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting.  An understanding of the NHS Continuing Health Care Framework and how this relates to hospital discharges is essential for Hospital Social workers. Experience of working within a health and social care environment is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

Applicants will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries, carryout assessments within the community and working with a diverse group of individuals and partner agencies.

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 able 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 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 be joining us at an exciting time and be involved in health and care joint working projects.

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

If you would like to join us please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:

  • Experience of working within Adult Social Care (experience of working with various groups i.e older adults, physical disability, learning disability)
  • 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)

In order to apply for this role you must hold a full Driving Licence and have access to a car.

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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18th March 2018.

Interviews will take place within 14-21 days of application.

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 3 months from your interview date. 

Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours

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.

The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.

  • Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
  • Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
  • Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
  • Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.

Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.

  • Be customer focussed - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
  • Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
  • Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
  • Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
  • Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
  • Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.

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