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Surrey Council - Social Worker - Child EDT team

Surrey Council - Social Worker - Child EDT team

  • Location

    Surrey, England

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    Social Care

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    £32 - £38 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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    about 2 months ago

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At Surrey, their Children Services are on a rapid journey of transformation, with a dedicated permanent senior leadership team in place.

A pivotal part of this transformation journey is to ensure that they have experienced social workers in place who are motivated in creating an environment where talent is nurtured and people are supported to be the best they can be.
It is not possible to provide great services without a fundamentally close connection with our children and families and that is why Surrey implement the Family Safeguarding model. This model is strength based and includes professionals who work with adults in teams supporting children and their families. Surrey is bringing together Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Domestic Abuse Practitioners, Recovery Workers, Mental Health Practitioners and Psychologists so that the whole team can address all the issues facing a family.

They are now recruiting to a full time Senior Practitioner role. Surrey Emergency Duty Service has been recently reviewed and is about to launch its new revised ways of working. The model includes the implementation of modern telephony systems, innovative ways of recording as well as enhanced communication and work with the day time services." Juliana Tomegea, Children's Single Point of Access Service Manager.

Your role as a Senior Practitioner in Emergency Duty Service is to help the team build strong networks with partner agencies and day time services and ensure that the children are safeguarded during out of hours.

Throughout all that you do, you will ensure that you uphold and champion best practice so that together, we are focused on solving problems and we meet the needs of our Children, Young People and their families, reducing the risk of harm.
We believe that Surrey is one place in the country where professionals can make the biggest difference to children's lives. We have taken huge strides towards delivering outstanding children services and we want professionals who are passionate as we are to join us on this journey.
We would love to hear from your if you are passionate about improving outcomes and safeguarding our children and young people. We made a great start changing things for the better at Surrey and now want the best people to join us to continue the great work already achieved.

The shifts are 26 hours out of hours shifts and 12 hours day work on a rota

Requirements of you as a Senior Practitioner
* A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
* A valid registration with Social Work England
* Significant experience of working within Children and Families Teams
* Experience of working within child protection and court work and/or Emergency Duty Service
* Must hold a full UK Driving Licence

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.