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Social Worker

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Sunday 11 December 2022

For an informal discussion, please contact Sean McDonough, Practice Manager, on 01323 747117.

There are currently vacancies for Social Workers within East Sussex County Council’s Learning Disability Service, providing an opportunity to work with adults, their families and carers, and to contribute to making a positive impact on their lives, prospects and outcomes.

As a service, we are committed to working with our clients to build on their strengths, enabling them to live full lives within the community as independently as possible. This involves working closely with our health colleagues and key partner agencies, so excellent communication skills are a must.

An essential part of the role focuses on Safeguarding and you will be expected to take on the Lead Enquiry Officer Role alongside other statutory work.  You will need to be able to independently travel to cover the area of the service which is countywide and includes rural locations.  Occasionally visits to clients outside of the county may be required.

Our flexible working arrangements allow for a mix of being home and office based throughout the week. We currently have vacancies at The Bellbrook Centre in Uckfield and at Cavendish House in Hastings.

We recognise that this is a challenging role, not for everyone, however East Sussex County Council is committed to providing the support and professional development to make the most of your skills including the opportunity for career progression.

We would really like you to choose the Learning Disability service for your next step in social work.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/198701/27431

  • Number of positions
  • 2

  • Location
  • Countywide

  • Salary
  • £33,725 - £39,288 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 11/12/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Social Work - Adults