Special Guardianship Order Assessment Team - Experienced Children's So

West Sussex County Council
27863.00 - 39001.00 GBP Annual + (Rising to 41,296 Oc tober 2018)
07 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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

We are looking for a qualified and HCPC registered Social Worker to join our busy Special Guardianship Order Assessment Team to undertake Special Guardianship Order (SGO) assessments and Connected Persons Fostering Assessments.

You will have a history of working on complex assessments including Special Guardianship Orders, Adoption, Fostering or parenting assessments. You will be required to observe contact and meet children and families whilst conducting your assessment.

You should have excellent report writing skills and be able to present your reports verbally to relevant panels and court. West Sussex is currently using both Signs of Safety and Secure Base models and experience or understanding of these models would be preferred.

You will need to be able to meet quality assurance, court and panel submission dates. You will preferably be experienced in court work.

Our practice framework is based on Signs of Safety underpinned by knowledge of attachment and the impact of developmental trauma on children and families - all staff receive extensive training and support to implement these approaches. As a social worker you will also have access to Research in Practice and Community Care Inform and are guaranteed a minimum of 5 days per year CPD, including accredited training leading to Diploma and Masters qualifications.

Next Steps

If you would like to talk to someone about this role contact:

To find out more about our Children's Social Care service visit

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.

A valid HCPC licence, driving licence and access to your own car are required for this position.