Social Workers - Family Support and Protection

West Sussex County Council
United Kingdom
£30,000 - £39,999
05 Dec 2018
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Children’s Social Worker – Family Support and Protection Team
Directorate: Children and Family Services
Salary: Grade 9 £29,017 – Grade 11 £42,122 (includes a market supplement of up to £3120) depending on experience
Contract type: Permanent, full-time and part-time
Location: Worthing, Horsham or Bognor
Application closing date: *INSERT*- please do not wait for the closing date to submit your application, as we will arrange interviews as soon as applications are received.

This post is eligible for a £15,000 retention payment over 5 years, as part of our new retention initiative.

With you, with the child, every step of the way

The Family Support and Protection Service (FSP) plays a key role in child protection, child in need cases and safety planning for children. We utilise the Signs of Safety framework to support our social work practice and we are proud to have collaborated with Eileen Munro and Andrew Turnell to embed this framework across the service.

We undertake meaningful, transparent direct work with children and their families ensuring the most positive outcomes, and our diverse practice teams work within a positive, nurturing environment where successes are celebrated and individuals within the team are supported to grow and develop.

As a Social Worker within the FSP service you will be working to deliver first class support to vulnerable children and families. We are looking for emotionally intelligent, organised, resilient individuals who are able to evidence the value they could add to our team. You must have excellent writing and communication skills to produce reports for conference and court purposes.

What we offer:

  • Small teams of social workers, managed by a Practice Manager and supported by Advanced Practitioners
  • Group supervision and peer learning, supported by the Principle Social Worker for CIN, alongside specialist roles within the assessment team to focus on the most vulnerable children.
  • A minimum of 5 CPD and training days per year, with access to excellent learning and development provision
  • Posts may be eligible for relocation allowance subject to conditions.

For an informal discussion or further information relating to the role, please contact Kelly Hurrell at or on 0330 222 5672 or, Lesley Page at or on 0330 222 3607 or, Julia Lowe at or on 07834 118076

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. Please ensure any gaps in employment are covered on your CV.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, HCPC registration, references & health check.

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

For further information about Children’s Social Care at West Sussex and to see our staff talk about what it’s like to work with us, please see our site

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