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Epsom, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
13 days ago

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Job Description

The starting salary for this role is £45,734 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

The Hope Service is a unique service in Surrey and this is a wonderful opportunity to work in a leadership role alongside an experienced?management team in a multi-agency setting which aims to enhance and improve the lives of the young people.

The Hope Service is a multi-agency service for young people aged 11-18 who are experiencing?complex mental health, emotional, social and behavioural needs which could cause a placement breakdown or may require a Tier 4 hospital admission.? These needs cannot be met by one agency alone.? It is a joint partnership between Health Services, Children's Services and Education who?work?together to provide support to young people in the community and through day programme provision.?

At Hope we have a dedicated team of social workers, nurses, teachers, psychologists, art/drama therapists, psychiatrists,?a systemic family worker?and activity workers who work together to support the needs of our young people.? The work we do has been recognised and we have achieved Care Excellence accreditation, being nominated for The National Health Service Journal Award and?have been invited to give a presentation nationally at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Our remit is:

  • To prevent or shorten Tier 4 inpatient hospital admissions for young people with mental health difficulties
  • To prevent out of county fostering, community home or residential school placements for young people
  • To prevent family breakdown, where a young person is likely to be placed out of county
  • To work with young people in the community and/or through the provision of an individualised day programme to meet their specific therapeutic, educational and social needs 
  • To support young people to access employment, education or training on exit from Hope 
  • To work with young people on a short-term basis, usually for 6-12 months.

The day programme offers structured therapeutic, educational and personalised recreational?activities to young people.? The programme is flexible to ensure that it meets individual needs in a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment.? In addition to education, there is a focus on individual and group therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, anger and anxiety management, DBT, assertiveness training and practical social and living skills.?

To be?shortlisted to interview?for this position your application will?clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within Children and young people
  • HCPC/NMC registration

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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17/10/2021.

A date for interviews is to be confirmed.

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.

The Hope service is based on two sites across Surrey (Guildford and Epsom) and while you will be based at?Epsom you must have a willingness and ability to travel across the county to attend meetings and sites to meet the requirements of this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Laura Craggs by e-mail at .uk.

We look forward to receiving your application. 


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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