Surrey County Council
£34,688 per annum for 36 hours per week based Epsom General Hospital, Dorking Road, Epsom, KT18 7EG.
This is a full time position but part-time applications will be considered.
In order to apply for this role you must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
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.
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 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service (pro-rata for part-time staff), 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 under represented groups.
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.
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 in or after 2012.
Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a busy, professional environment?
We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join the Epsom and St Service Team. The service consists of a community facing team of both Medical and Adult Social Care staff providing an integrated approach to support people to remain in their own homes through admission prevention and same day escorted discharges.
We are seeking a Social Worker with strong leadership skills to provide support to unqualified staff in this innovative and rapidly evolving team.
You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including an in depth knowledge of the legal framework and in particular the Safeguarding Framework, Mental Capacity Act 2005 will be essential. A knowledge of the Continuing health care framework will also be required. 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.
You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries, carrying 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.
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.
A six month Senior Social Worker Readiness Programme is currently in progress as a means of supporting staff for career development.
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:
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description .
For further information contact Tracey Pope Warren / Lia White-Overton on .
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 20th October 2019.
Interviews will take place on 29th October 2019.
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.
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