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Social Worker - Fostering

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £41,332 - £47,451 per annum (includes time limited market supplement payment)
  • Closing date
  • 21/07/2024
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Social Work - Children
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/41536
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/41536
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £41,332 - £47,451 per annum (includes time limited market supplement payment)
  • Closing date
  • 21/07/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term
  • 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

We are looking for creative and professionally curious Social Worker to join our Outstanding children’s fostering team. We seek people who are ambitious for the young people and families they work with and fully committed to making a positive difference.

An opportunity has arisen for social work professionals to join our highly motivated and successful Fostering Service based in Eastbourne in our Support and Supervision Team. The role is to cover maternity leave and initially will run for 12 months. We are a stable staff and management team and foster carers have access to an excellent training programme, placement support for our children and  wider well - being benefits. There are training and development opportunities for all staff in East Sussex.

The Fostering Service is part of the Integrated Looked After Children’s Service in East Sussex that is high performing and well regarded with many “Outstanding” Inspection judgements.  We have high aspirations for children in our care and we want to deliver an ambitious and creative service which meets the complex needs of our children. East Sussex Fostering Service benefits from excellent practice and an enviable partnership with East Sussex Foster Care Association. 

We are looking for individuals who want to make a positive difference to the children, young people and foster carer we work with and who will bring imagination, creativity and curiosity to professional practice in working with families who foster.  You will need to be able to have access to a car and travel Countywide

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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.

There will be occasion where you might be required to act as cover.

Interviews will take place face to face on 30th 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:

Beth Campbell

Work: 01323 464129 | Work: 01323 747349 | Email: Bethany.Campbell@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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