Social Worker – Children with Disabilites Team – Woking

Job Details One full time position and one part time (18 hours per week) position £33,665 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QQ. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and 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 24 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. 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. 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. About the Role This is an excellent opportunity to join one of Surrey’s Children with Disabilities Teams, based in Woking and covering the West of Surrey. The team comprises Social Workers and Family Support Workers and is part of a well resourced county Children with Disabilities Service, which incorporates the following: A County Wide Occupational Therapy Team, A dedicated home based Personal Support Team Two specialist residential short break services A dedicated Short Breaks Team that collaborates with voluntary sector colleagues to provide extensive leisure and other services and support for disabled children and their families. The Children with Disabilities Team aims to safeguard and promote the welfare and development of disabled children whilst supporting children to be cared for by their families at home through the provision of multi-agency support plans. We do this by working closely with children, parents/ carers and colleagues in other agencies This is a good time to join a dedicated team for children with disabilities as there have been many innovative developments in practice- use of personal budgets, person centred support planning and the signs of safety approach- which are which now well established in the team. We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified Social Worker with a broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation who is able to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills. You will be committed to using the full range of your social work skills to promote and safeguard the welfare and development of disabled children and assist their carers (including young carers) by means of creative, innovative and timely care and support planning and intervention. You will be supported by regular planned and ad hoc supervision and a culture of mutual support which is actively promoted by all members of the team. Proven experience of working with disabled children is desirable but not essential. To apply for this position you must be a qualified social worker and have a social work degree or recognised equivalent qualification. Additional Information Closing date: Friday 11th January 2019. Interview date: Wednesday 16th January 2019 Values and Behaviours Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please follow this link.
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