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Social Worker - Family Support Team

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 3
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £41,333 - £47,452 per annum (includes time-limited market supplement)
  • Closing date
  • 30/06/2024
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Social Work - Children
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/41091
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/41091
  • Number of positions
  • 3
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £41,333 - £47,452 per annum (includes time-limited market supplement)
  • Closing date
  • 30/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Social Work - Children

 

It is a really exciting time to join our Family Support Team (FST) in Eastbourne as a Social Worker due to recent changes that we have in place on how we work with families. 

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. 

On top of this, we have implemented another initiative that is unique to East Sussex County Council; Get Digital, which provides social workers with the skills and resources to support children and young people to build digital resilience/media literacy skills meaning they can take advantage of all the benefits of being online whilst staying safe.

These initiatives along with the fact that our court proceedings have never been lower means that Social Workers can focus on relationship practice.

Whether your preference is relationship based practice or you want valuable front line experience that is a great stepping stone into management our FST team in Eastbourne offers these opportunities.

We are looking for individuals who are able to engage effectively using creativity, compassion and authority to overcome resistance, build relationships, and communicate, while maintaining professional boundaries in complex and emotionally challenging situations.

Take a look at our videos and find out why people choose East Sussex:

 

‘Social workers love working in East Sussex because they feel valued and supported.’ Ofsted Report 2024

 

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 or by teams within two weeks of closing date.

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

For more information about Children's Social work in East Sussex please visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/socialwork or for an informal discussion about recruitment or if you’d like a chat with a particular service practice manager please contact Lynda Corbett.
Email: Lynda.corbett@eastsussex.gov.uk

Phone: 07500 109039

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

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

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. 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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