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Social Worker - Children's Disability Service Duty and Assessment Team

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £41,333 - £47,452 per annum pro rata (includes market supplement)
  • Closing date
  • 02/06/2024
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Hours
  • Up to 37
  • Job type
  • Social Work - Children
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/40648
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/40648
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £41,333 - £47,452 per annum pro rata (includes market supplement)
  • Closing date
  • 02/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Hours
  • Up to 37
  • Job type
  • Social Work - Children

 

I have been a social worker at many local authorities across the UK and overseas in Australia and without a shadow of doubt, East Sussex is the best place I have worked”

Nicola McGeown, Principal Social Worker

 

Children’s Disability Service (CDS) is a small, dedicated service supporting the most vulnerable children and young people in the county. Our dedicated social workers are trained to consider the specific vulnerabilities and risks faced by children with disabilities. If you have a social work qualification but don’t have specific experience working with children with disabilities, we can offer bespoke training and help you develop in this area of specialism. At ESCC we provide extensive support to our social workers. We have high aspirations for the children and young people we work with and we want to deliver an ambitious and creative service which meets the complex needs of our children.

Our brand new initiative: Connected Families intervention Practitioners (CFIP) means that our Social Workers are supported within a multi-agency team so allow the social worker to focus on direct work with children, with the CFIP practitioners offering direct support to parents / carers. Together CFIP practitioners and social workers they will co-produce family assessments and be involved in regular multi agency peer supervisions. 

Our progressive approach has resulted in us developing ‘Connected Practice’; allowing Social Workers to forge effective relationships by spending as much time as possible with the child and family whilst delivering sophisticated interventions which bring about genuine and long-lasting change.

We possess clear vision, strong leadership and help to create an environment of stability and security for families. We prioritise and focus on the quality of social work practice rather than processes and procedures.

We are looking for candidates who are able to engage effectively using creativity, compassion and authority to overcome resistance and build relationships. Undertake assessment and analysis to a high standard on complex cases informed by research and theory and linking to child’s plan and be able to promote and provide guidance and challenge on positive approaches to diversity in the organisation addressing discrimination.

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We all know that writing job applications can be challenging and time consuming, so we have streamlined the process as much as possible.  The main areas we want you to tell us about are:

  • Your work with children and young people
  • How you communicate with others
  • Your application or research in theory in practice

Brief and to the point and with some examples is the way to go!

At Interview the main areas we’d like you to tell us about include:

  • Your work with children and young people
  • How you communicate with others
  • Your application of research or theory in practice
  • Your strong social work leadership skills

Interviews will take place face to face on 12th June 2024.

Our unparalleled social work education team are dedicated to supporting our social workers grow and develop within and beyond their roles.

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For more information about this role please contact Claire Collerson, Operations Manager Email: Claire.collerson@Eastsussex.gov.uk Phone: 01323 466050 

Salary: £41,333 - £47,452  (Grade 11-12)*

*Please note that these salaries include a market supplement introduced in July 2021 and are subject to a 3 yearly review– you can view the basic salary on our Salaries scales page

 

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 sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

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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