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Adults Social Worker and Senior Social Worker

  • Reference:orbis/TP/52969/17853
  • Positions:10
  • Salary:Please see advert for details
  • Category:Social Work - Adults
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Working hours:Please see advert for details
  • Posted on:7 January 2022
  • Closing date:N/A
  • Directorate:Health,Wellbeing & ASC
  • Location:Fairmount House, Leatherhead and Millmead House, Guildford

About the role

The starting salary for the Senior Social Worker role is £40,227 per annum and for the Social Worker role is £35,382 per annum and are based on a 36 working hour week, pro rata for part-time role.

Exciting opportunities have arisen within our specialist adults learning disability social care team looking for enthusiastic and dynamic Social Workers and Senior Social Workers to come and join our team based within one of our 3 locations (Guildford, Leatherhead and Woking).

Our offer includes different types of contracts (permanent and/or fixed terms basis) and working patterns (full time and/or part time hours) that are available to meet candidates preferences.

We can guarantee we will offer you a warm welcome, support on a daily basis and the chance to learn and experience something different. 

Our Learning Disability and Autism teams are based as follows:

  • Guildford
  • Leatherhead
  • Woking

As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working from home or wherever works best.

Are you an experienced, qualified, SWE registered Social Worker?

Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a specialist team supporting adults with learning disabilities?

Do you want to be a part of a team committed to delivering our vision to support adults with learning disabilities for a more tailored support service? This essentially means providing people with the opportunity to enjoy a home of their own, in an environment where they feel safe, have friends and are encouraged or supported to live a healthy meaningful lifestyle.

We want everyone to have a place they can call home, with appropriate housing for all, including adults with care and support needs. The programme aims to make sure that there are accommodation options which promote independence so that people get the health and care, support and information they need, and no one is left behind. This includes independent living accommodation and extra care accommodation schemes.

Being in a specialist team we are looking to empower not only our residents but our colleagues to grow and develop in their careers.

Social Worker

As an experienced Social Worker in the team you will have experience in supporting professional staff. This includes providing professional and reflective supervision, guidance and advice to less experienced social workers, including those completing ASYE and social work students. In this role you will lead and establish the best practice alongside your peers as well as demonstrating exemplary professional values and behaviours.

Senior Social Worker

As a Senior Social Worker you will be motivated, flexible and have high professional standard alongside sound knowledge and experience of current legislation and its application to practice in a social care setting, including an in depth knowledge and application of a strengths based approach in assessing and delivering services.

For these roles an applied knowledge of The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions.

We are looking for someone who works in a strength based approach, is motivated, flexible and who has high professional standards alongside sound knowledge and experience of current legislation.

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.

Job details

Additional information

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and on a first come first serve basis.

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 about our roles based in Guildford please e-mail James Ward at, and about our roles based in Leatherhead please e-mail Meera Padhiar at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


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.


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  • Updated: 23 Jan 2022