Adults Social Worker - Epsom

Posted 2 days ago by Surrey County Council

Job Details

£33,332 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Epsom Locality Team, Epsom Local Office, The Parade, Epsom, KT18 5BY.

This is a full time position but part-time applications will be considered.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. HCPC paid, 24 days annual leave (pro rata for part-time staff), 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.

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.

Please note this is a rolling advert and applications will be reviewed regularly.  If shortlisted, you will be contacted to arrange an interview before the closing date.

About the Role

Are you a qualified, HCPC registered social worker who has successfully completed their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). (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.

You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries, carry out 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.

How we will support you in your role:

  • You will attend a full 3 week induction where you will undertake all the mandatory training you will need. This will include classroom training, e-learning and a range of work place shadowing opportunities
  • You will receive an annual appraisal along with regular supervision sessions
  • You will be assigned a “buddy” to help you settle into your new role
  • Be provided with a Practice, Performance and Personal Development folder to support your career development
  • Have access to a wide range of training opportunities to help you develop yourself within the role

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)

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.

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.

Reference: 34539955

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