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Social Worker - Looked After Children

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Lewes
  • Salary
  • £41,332 - £47,451 per annum (includes time limited market supplement payment)
  • 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/1451/41106
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/41106
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Lewes
  • Salary
  • £41,332 - £47,451 per annum (includes time limited market supplement payment)
  • 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

 

"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

The Sussex Downs and Weald Looked After Children Team, based in County Hall, Lewes, is one of three looked after children’s team within Children’s Services working with children and young people aged 0-16.  The work covers adoption, long-term foster care, and care plans of reunification with birth families.

The work is varied in complexities, and covers a wide range of educational, social, and emotional needs.

You will be joining a supportive, established, and robust team where you will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your own knowledge and skills in working with looked after children.  This also includes providing learning opportunities for social work students.

You will be a passionate advocate for the young people and families, and be fully committed to making a positive difference to those you work with.

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.

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To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When submitting your CV and Cover letter be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.

Interviews will take place face to face on 09 July 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 regarding our current vacancies please contact:

Peter Richards, Operations Manager

Email: Peter.Richards@Eastsussex.gov.uk

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

For excellent training and development

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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