Children with Disabilities Team Senior Social Worker - Redhill
Contract Type: Permanent
Work Hours 36.0 Hours per Week
Salary £39270- GBP per Year
Job Location: Redhill
Job Category: Social Work Children qualified
Contract Type: Permanent
About the Role
This is an excellent opportunity to join one of Surrey's Children with Disabilities Teams, based in Redhill and covering the East of Surrey. The team comprises Social Workers, Family Support Workers and is part of a well resourced Children with Disabilities Service, which incorporates the following:
- a County Wide Occupational Therapy Team,
- a dedicated home based Personal Support Team
- two specialist residential short break services
A dedicated Short Breaks Team that collaborates with voluntary sector colleagues to provide extensive leisure and other services and support for disabled children and their families.
The Children with Disabilities Team aims to safeguard and promote the welfare and development of disabled children whilst supporting children to be cared for by their families at home. We do this by working closely with children, parents/carers and colleagues in other agencies
This is a good time to join a dedicated team for disabled children as there have been many new and innovative developments in practice, including the introduction of personal budgets and Education, Health and Care plans. We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified Senior Social Worker with a broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding, who are able to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills. You will be committed to using the full range of your social work skills to promote and safeguard the welfare and development of disabled children and assist their carers (including young carers) by means of creative, innovative and timely care and support planning and intervention. The team is implementing the recent SEND reforms so you will be part of consolidating new and innovative ways of working.
Senior social workers in Surrey carry a more complex caseload and they support and co-work cases with less experienced members of the team. Alternatively senior social worker roles can be applied for once you have developed the level of experience required. If successful we will provide management, supervision and leadership training so you are equipped for this role and to be involved in the more strategic development of the Service.
Where possible, Surry offer flexible working, mobile phones and laptops. 24 days annual leave for full time staff or 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.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 20th April 2018
Interviews will take place on 25th April 2018
- child protection
- qualified social worker
- children's services
- children's social worker
- statutory social work
- children with disabilities social worker
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