Senior Social Worker - Children's Services

Employer: Surrey County Council

  • Reference: 100002824
  • Published on: Tue 18/11/2014 16:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 17/01/2015 16:10 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £35751 - £42850 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey

Salary, working hours and location

£35,751 – £42,850 per annum plus £2,000 start up payment scheme.

The Role

If you are an experienced social worker looking to continue your professional development and have a comprehensive knowledge of policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding children this is the role for you.

As a Senior Social Worker you will take on more complex cases and s work collaboratively with partners and agencies as part of a team to ensure the best outcomes for children.

You will liaise with a range of professionals, including more senior levels. Take on responsibility for supervision of non-professionally qualified staff, following appropriate training on staff supervision and assessment of competence, and mentor newly qualified social workers.

Experience of provision of care services derives from working in social care provision in a range of care settings. The post holder is largely autonomous and works with access to guidance from peer networks and more experienced staff.

Your benefit package will include:

  • £35,751 -£42,850 annum
  • £2000 Start up package scheme (£500 In your first months pay, £500 in your seventh month and £1000 in the thirteenth month
  • 28 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays (with option to buy and sell leave)
  • Relocation allowance up p £7500 (subject to criteria)
  • A wide variety of training and development opportunities
  • Childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and subsidised gym membership
  • Commitment to Career Progression
  • Flexible working options

Many more benefits under our internal rewards scheme

For further details on the benefits Surrey employees are entitled to please see the benefits document attached to the bottom of this advert

Surrey County Council has introduced a social work career progression framework to support career and pay progression. The framework links pay, job roles, the national social work professional Capabilities Framework and the training and development on offer at Surrey. (Please see attachment at the bottom of this advert for more details)

Surrey have a very diverse population and therefore offer a stimulating place of work, this alongside our competitive salary and benefits package make Surrey County Council one of the most attractive places to work.

About the Team

Our teams provide a social work service to children, families and carers through engagement, assessment, invention and review.

Our open plan offices are located within four of Surrey’s main town centres.

  • Woking covering Woking, Surrey Heath and Runnymede
  • Guildford covering Guildford, Farnham, Haslemere, Cranleigh and Godalming
  • Leatherhead covering Epsom and Ewell, Elmbridge and Spelthorne
  • Redhill covering Redhill, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge and Mole Valley
Each office is organised into three teams:
  • Referral, Assessment and Intervention
  • Child Protection and Court Proceedings
  • Looked after Children

To be considered for the role.

You will need to hold a relevant professional social work qualification, CQSW or Diploma in Social Work (Dip SW).

Be registered with the Health Social Care Professionals Council or in process of registration.

Hold a valid drivers license which allows you to drive in the UK and have access to a vehicle.

Pass or have a Surrey County Council DBS clearance

Interview Date

Interview date to be confirmed.

Contact Information

For more information about the role please find attached at the bottom of this email a full job description and person specification.

About SCC

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formally known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and 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.

Equal Opportunities

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve.

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