Be the difference
We are building a new approach,to put children and young people at the heart of everything we do.
"Our journey of transformation has been about improving what we call the conditions for success. We've got the right buildings, the right computer systems, the right structure, and now we're really working on our future; getting the culture and the practice right, in every single case that we deal with. So that's where we're at, we want people to come and join this journey, the foundations are in place, we've got a lot of work to do on the quality and the culture, and we'd be delighted if you come join us."
Dave Hill, Executive Director, Children, Families and Learning
About the role
Who we are looking for?
Social Workers: All social workers in Surrey are well supported and supervised by experienced skilled Team Managers. Additionally those with less experience will be mentored and supported in their casework by Advanced Social Workers.
Senior Social Workers: Our senior social workers hold a range of complex cases within a manageable caseload. You will be joining our services at a time of great transformation. As with all social work staff there is regular high quality, reflective supervision delivered to this group.
Both Social Workers and Senior Social Workers have a bespoke Learning programme developed by the Surrey Children's Service Academy. You will have continuous professional development and will be supported to become Practice Educators with a clear professional development pathway.
Advanced Social Workers: This is an exciting newly developed role in Surrey Children Services. While holding a significantly lower case load of complex cases in our Assessment, Looked after Children Teams or Safeguarding Teams, you will be supporting the Team Manager to develop social workers who have less experience in the field.
This is an opportunity for you to progress your career in social work while not entering into a management role. You will have the opportunity to join colleague Advanced Social Workers in County Wide learning activities organised by the Surrey Children's Service Academy. You will have continuous professional development with a clear professional development pathway.
We offer £34,688 - £38, 476 per annum for Social Workers and £39,438 - £43,744 per annum Senior Social Workers and Advanced Social Workers; salary dependent on level of experience.
You will be based at one of our 4 quadrant locations across Surrey:
Guildford (South West)
Woking (North West)
Redhill (South East) &
Walton-on-Thames (North East)
The Social Worker Start Up Package of up to £2,000 (paid pro rata for part time employees) Is payable for new employees joining Surrey County Council as a Social Worker in the Children, Schools and Families Directorate on a permanent basis.
Interested in a new challenge?
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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 28 days annual leave, 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 underrepresented 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.