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Children's Social Worker Teams - South West Surrey

  • Reference:orbis/TP/829/12155
  • Positions:10
  • Salary:£36,282 - £52,625 per annum - role dependent
  • Category:Social Work - Children
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Working hours:36 hours per week
  • Posted on:29 June 2022
  • Closing date:N/A
  • Directorate:Children, Families & Learning
  • Location:Guildford and Waverley

About the role

Improve, Empower, Care - Join us on our journey!

South West Quadrant covering Guildford and Waverley

Children are at the heart of everything we do and we have been embedding a new approach to help support the children of Surrey. We are a team of dedicated professionals here at Surrey helping to drive Surrey's new family centred approach to tackling the causes of children being in need or at risk.

All social workers in Surrey receive regular high quality, reflective supervision by experienced Team Managers. Additionally, those with less experience will be mentored and supported in their casework by Advanced Social Workers. Joining us as a Senior Social Worker you will hold a range of complex cases within a manageable caseload. 

Are you a registered, qualified Social Worker with Social Work England (or equivalent)?

We are recruiting Social Workers, Senior Social Workers, Advanced Social Workers across the following teams:

  • Assessment Service 
  • Family Safeguarding Service 
  • Looked After Children's Team 

To recognise your exceptional skills and talent we offer £36,282 - £40,164 per annum for Social Workers and £41,127 - £45,519 per annum Senior Social Workers and Advanced Social Workers; salary dependent on level of experience.

From 1 October 2020 we are offering a new financial package of up to £6000 to new permanent qualified frontline case-holding social workers, team managers and Independent Chairs (please see attached T&C's for further details)

Advanced Social Worker is a newly developed role in Surrey's 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 a management role. You will have the opportunity to join 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.

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.

Additional information

We look forward to speaking to you!

If you're interested in a new challenge, simply apply through the below button or if you would just like to have a chat first email Your application will be reviewed by the hiring manager and a response can be expected within 5 working days.

About the organisation

Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.

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.

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  • Updated: 02 Jul 2022