We are looking for confident and skilled social workers to work in the child protection and court proceedings team, who are determined to achieve the best for children. This is a permanent role for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead KT22 7AH. Please click HERE and select your location to see a 360 degree view of the building and the surrounding area as well as being able to zoom into reception.
In return for your time we can offer challenging and rewarding work as well as Excellent Start up & Relocation Allowances in addition to our amazing Benefits under our internal reward scheme.
About the Role
Supporting our social workers with their career development is a priority for us. In Surrey we ensure that our social workers have manageable workloads, regular supervision, and through annual appraisals you will be have the opportunity for career development and pay progression.
As a social worker in the Child Protection and Court Proceedings (CP) Team, you will work directly with children and young people who are at risk of significant harm, ensuring that their wishes and feeling are heard and considered. Work in the CP team is supported by strong management and a culture of learning and development, regular supervision and personal development with opportunities to access a range of training activities.
The role is varied and involves working with:
- Families in the pre-proceedings process
- Public and private law proceedings
- Looked after children
- Children subject to supervision orders or a child protection plan.
To be shortlisted to interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:
- That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree or recognised equivalent qualification.
- Have completed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
- A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.
- An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills.Candidate must have a full valid full UK drivers licence and a daily access to a car.
For more information please see the Candidate pack and also find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. Also you can view the We look forward to receiving your application
An enhanced DBS will be required for this role.
CVs will be reviewed on an on-going basis and interviews arranged at mutual convenience.
The job advert closes at 23:59pm on 17th May 2018. Interview date to be confirmed.
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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