Children's Social Worker Teams - North West Surrey
- Salary:£35,382 - £51,725 per annum (role dependent)
- Category:Social Work - Children
- Contract type:Permanent
- Working hours:36 hours per week
- Posted on:22 October 2021
- Closing date:N/A
- Directorate:Children, Families & Learning
- Location:Runnymede, Surrey Heath & Woking
About the role
Improve, Empower, Care - join us on our journey.
North West Quadrant (Runnymede, Surrey Heath and Woking)
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:
- Family Safeguarding Team
- Assessment Team (Social Worker only)
- Looked After Childrens Team
To recognise your exceptional skills and talent we offer £35,382 - £39,246 per annum for Social Workers and £40,227 - £44,619 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 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 embrace the opportunity to work differently and with a wide variety of different roles, there is no one way fits all approach to how we do this. Work- life balance means different things to different people and we'd welcome a conversation about how we can best support you to be the best you can be in your role.
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.
We look forward to speaking to you!
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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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