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Social Worker with Deaf Adults – Sensory Services

Full- time 36 hours per week
Salary: £28,000 per annum (up to for NQSW)
(Mileage to be paid at 40p per mile)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a countywide specialist social work service supporting D/deaf adults living in Surrey. You will be promoting and enabling independence, raising awareness with colleagues who may come into contact with D/deaf people and communicating with Deaf people in their own language, British Sign Language.

You will be required to provide assessment and intervention to respond to the Service User needs in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines, Directorate policies, standards and guidelines. This includes:

  • Assessment of need and eligibility;
  • Planning and delivery of focused intervention to safeguard, promote, and protect positive outcomes whilst working to best practice;
  • Promoting integrated agency approaches for the benefit of adults to ensure that adults continue to live independent lives and maximise their choice and control.

Social Workers must take a person centred approach, which seeks to be inclusive, and promote equality and diversity.  Knowledge of working with people who are Deaf/deafened/hard of hearing is essential.  Sign language skills desirable.   A Disclosure and Barring Service will be required which we can arrange.

The post will be located in the Deaf Services Team of a Combined Sensory Service, which delivers services on behalf of Surrey County Council.

Closing date: Friday 7th July 2017
Interviews will be held on Weds 2nd – Friday 4th August 2017

For an application pack for the above post, please contact Sandra Chenery by email: schenery@sightforsurrey.org.uk, Tel. 01372 869962, Fax: 01372 360767 Minicom: 01372 361517 or by post to Sight for Surrey, Rentwood, School Lane, Fetcham, Surrey  KT22 9JX.

Alternatively you may download the forms and job description from Sight for Surrey website – tap here.

Please send your completed application form and equal opportunities form to Sandra Chenery, email address as above or by post to Sight for Surrey, Rentwood, School Lane, Fetcham, Surrey  KT22 9JX.

Sight for Surrey is an equal opportunities employer and accredited as Disability Confident.
Website:  www.sightforsurrey.org.uk
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