Adults Social Worker – Runnymede
Job Details £33,665 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Runnymede Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2AH. Where possible, we 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. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff. 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. This post is eligible for our existing employee Refer a Friend Scheme . (Please note this link will only work for internal members of staff). About the Role There has never been a more exciting time to join Surrey County Council. We are undertaking a review of how we work and are currently implementing these changes. Are you a qualified, HCPC registered social worker who has successfully completed their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)? NB. This applies only to social workers who qualified on or after 2012. Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a busy, professional environment? You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act and their application to practice in a social care setting. 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 receive professional supervision and be working in a team of motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues. To be shortlisted to interview for this position, your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence: Experience of working within the Adult Social Care sector. An ability to carry out casework management, assessments, support planning and reviews with a sound knowledge and understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures. Flexibility to be a car user with a current UK driving license and the ability to travel around the county (and sometimes outside) to carry out assessments and reviews. A Social Worker degree, HCPC registration and ASYE. For more information, please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application. Additional Information The job advert closes at 23:59 on 9th September 2018. Interview date to be confirmed. Values and Behaviours 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. The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents. Listen – We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to. Responsibility – We take responsibility in all that we do at work. Trust – We work to inspire trust and we trust in others. Respect – We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others. Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other. Be customer focused – We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do. Work as one team – We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect. Make things happen – We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks. Communicate with purpose – We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process. Be the best we can be – We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way. Develop ourselves and others – We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.