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Supervising Social Worker
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/55644/17589
  • Published: Fri 15/10/2021, 9:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 - £39,246 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Supervising Social Worker

The starting salary for this role is £35,382 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Assessing Social Worker within the FOS Assessment Fostering Team.

The successful candidate will be part of a creative fostering service that works with the theories of trauma, attachment and loss, social pedagogy and restorative practice to ensure the best outcomes for our children.

The primary focus of the role will be assessing connected persons foster carers and special guardians, as well as completing assessments for temporary approval under Regulation 24, supervising Connected Persons Foster carers, and carrying out general tasks within the wider fostering team.

Self-motivated and accustomed to working to deadlines, you will have good IT and communication skills, with experience of establishing and nurturing multi-agency relationships.

To recognise, your exceptional skills and talent, further to a competitive salary, we are now offering a new financial package of up to £6,000 to new permanent qualified frontline case-holding social workers. (These are subject to tax and national insurance deductions and paid pro rata if you are part time):

  • An unconsolidated welcome payment of £1,000 with a corresponding retention period of six months
  • A further unconsolidated retention payment of £2,000 on completion of six months service, with a corresponding retention period of twelve months
  • A final unconsolidated retention payment of £3,000 on completion of 18 months service with a corresponding retention period of two years.

Payment will be deducted from the final month salary should the corresponding tie in period not be completed.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working children and young people and a comprehensive knowledge of legislation relating to Looked After Children
  • An ability to be able to work directly with the wider public, foster carers and young people, and be able to produce clear, evidence based and analytical assessments
  • Flexibility to be able to work evenings and occasional weekends, as the role includes attending recruitment events and home visits outside office hours
  • You need to be a qualified Social Worker, registered with HCPC

This role is primarily based within the Fostering Team in Quadrant Court, Woking House, but you will need to be prepared to travel countywide, therefore access to your own transport is essential.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information, please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

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Additional Information

This advert closes at 23:59 on 31st October 2021 with interviews to follow.

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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Clark Mcauley by e-mail at Clark.McAuley@surreycc.gov.uk

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Benefits

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 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, 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.

Our Commitment

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.