Social Worker development opportunities

In Adult Social Care, we recognise the importance of growing and developing our staff, so they are equipped with the experience, skills and knowledge to meet the future needs of our residents. To do this we offer a fantastic learning and development package that we have invested in to help develop and retain our talent who we know are the backbone of the services we provide.

We pride ourselves on our learning culture and offer a role specific induction as we understand how important your first few weeks with us are. We also offer a range of ASC specific training and resources as well as development training such as leadership and management in order to help you develop to your full capabilities

Below are some examples of our excellent offer:

Sponsored qualifications

In line with our commitment to continually develop our workforce, we offer a wide range of sponsored qualifications. The qualification is fully funded and is undertaken in addition to your role; therefore, you gain a valuable qualification whilst receiving a salary. We have seen a huge take up of this offer across a diverse range of roles. Below are some of the qualifications staff are currently undertaking.

  • Health and Social Care – levels 2,3,4 and 5
  • Management qualifications level 3 and 5
  • Project management qualifications
  • Business and administration qualifications
  • Data analyst qualifications

Graduate trainee scheme to become a Social Worker or Occupational Therapist

If you are internal employee and have been working in Adult Social Care or Adult Social Care Contact Centre for 2 years you may wish to consider our Social Worker/Occupational Therapist Apprenticeship Scheme. As part of our sponsored qualification offer, we provide opportunities for staff to study towards a fully funded social work or occupational therapy degree. This is a truly fantastic offer and a great way to become a social worker or occupational therapist. For more information about this scheme please contact our Practice Development Team at practicedevelopmentteam@surreycc.gov.uk.

Senior Readiness programme

This programme is designed to support Social Workers and Occupational Therapists to further their careers to the next level. It consists of a series of development days, focussing on specific areas of work and essential development requirements to become a professional in a senior role.

Newly qualified social worker or occupational therapist program

We value what newly qualified Social Workers and Occupational Therapists bring to our service. We offer a fantastic ASYE (Assessed and Supported Year in Employment) / Occupational Therapist Preceptorship program that supports newly qualified professionals to build the skills, experiences and confidence to be the Social Worker or Occupational Therapist of tomorrow. Please do keep an eye on our jobs page as we are investing in our newly qualified offer and we have an excellent record of supporting newly qualified social workers and occupational therapists.

Start your Social Work or Occupational Therapist career with us