Experienced Children’s Social Workers – Contact, Assessment and Intervention

West Sussex County Council
United Kingdom
£30,000 - £39,999
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary from £29,017 to £42,122 (included within current salary bracket is market supplements of £796 to £3,120 per year)

Permanent Full-Time & Part-Time Based in Worthing or Crawley - (Crawley based positions: add £561 Crawley Weighting allowance to annual salary)

Post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, HCPC registration, References & Health Check.

You must be able to travel throughout the country including to locations that are not always accessible by public transport.

Relocation support package applicable to this role.

Please do not wait to submit your application to the closing date. As once we have sufficient applicants, we may close the advert

With you, with the child…Every step of the way

We’re working together as one professional team, in an environment based on high challenge and high support, creating more positive outcomes for the children and families in our care. As a leadership team we will stand at your side, supporting you every step of the way

"I enjoy coming into work knowing that whoever I will be sitting next to will be in the same mind-set, striving to improve the lives of children and their families" – Chris, West Sussex Social Worker

About the role

Our service is a fast paced, busy and supportive duty team completing child and family assessments, section 47s, Child Protection and Child in Need work whilst planning for permanence from day one. You will undertake assessments and interventions with children and families. West Sussex has implemented Signs of Safety as the framework to support social work practice, and within Contact, Assessment and Intervention (CA&I) it is now part of how we work every day following our collaboration with Eileen Munro and Andrew Turnell.

CA&I is at the forefront of continuing to implement and develop how this framework can produce the best outcomes for children and ensure they are safe and their voice is heard within all the work we do. CAI leads the service in regards to embedding the framework into all aspects of practice. We are proud to have an acclaimed leader of Signs of Safety within our management group. With investment into our service, we have opportunity to expand our teams to continue the development of targeted Child In Need support, with specialist social workers focussing on ensuring clear plans and interventions with families. We have opportunities for experienced and passionate Social Workers, Advanced Practitioner and Practice Managers in our expanding teams. We are ensuring a strong local link with our Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help colleagues – to promote local community support for children and families when social care no longer need to be involved.

Click here to watch Mark, one of our Social Workers, talk about his experiences in the role.

What we offer

We have just completed a pay review and now offer a market supplement to ensure a competitive basic salary. We know it’s not all about money though, so we also offer:

  • Small teams groups of social workers, managed by a Practice Manager, supported by Advanced Practitioners
  • Group supervision and peer learning, supported by the Principle Social Worker CIN (Child In Need) specialist roles within the assessment team allowing focus on these most vulnerable children.
  • CPD and training, minimum of 5 days per year, with continued focus on developing the range of training for all roles and highlighting team members’ strengths and sharing of knowledge and skills.
  • Posts may be eligible for relocation allowance subject to conditions.
  • Access to excellent learning and development provision

Next Steps

If you would like to talk to someone about this role contact: Dilara.Begum@westsussex.gov.uk - 01293 572578 or sally.orton@westsussex.gov.uk - 0330 222 7348

To apply upload your CV and covering letter explaining what makes you a great Social Worker and the skills you can bring to the role.

Where you are submitting a CV as your application, the following information is mandatory: All employment and precise dates must be included. (Any gaps must be explained if you are selected for interview).

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