Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time (consideration can be given to part-time hours / a job share)
Closing date: Sunday 10 November 2019
Interviews: To be confirmed
For more information and to apply for above post, please contact
Alex Sutton, Operations Manager, West Family and Youth Support Services
Telephone: 01323 747196
Are you a front line Manager who is ready to join a high-performing and innovative Children’s Services Department?
We’re looking for a creative and professionally curious Practice Manager to join our Outstanding Family Support Team based in Lewes.
Thanks to our talented workforce and experienced highly skilled managers, we have created a strong workforce that really makes a difference for our most vulnerable children and families.
As a Senior Social Worker you will already be undertaking a strong social work leadership role in your current role with extensive experience in undertaking complex work and sharing your learning and experience with others.
Motivated to improve outcomes for children
We are looking for highly-motivated social work professionals who understand how to improve outcomes for children and have a proven track record in statutory children’s
services. You will be a Senior Social Worker ready to take your first step into management or an experienced manager with strong management and leadership skills.
Your practice must be evidence-based and you must be up-to-date on current theories and research. You will receive individualised support through a range of training and development opportunities to enable you to succeed in this role and to develop your career.
Relationships are the key to best practice
At ESCC our Connected Practice model creates change through meaningful and helpful relationships with children and families – an approach which focusses on enabling young people to lead safe, stable and fulfilling lives at home with their families.
Our practitioners draw on their own resources to develop effective relationships with vulnerable families and children. By working intensively, and using structured interventions, our Senior Social Workers help families to solve problems themselves ensuring that children are safer and better nurtured.
Progress your learning and training
At East Sussex we know that our staff are individuals with their own career goals. So we have created a clear career development pathway, known as Progress, which maps out all the different options and opportunities for enriching and developing individual careers. It enables staff to build on existing skills and develop new knowledge and it provides clarity around the requirements for pay and progression, social work registration and further accreditation.
A wide range of benefits
In addition to a highly-competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits including:
- Relocation costs up to £8k, if you are making a move of more than 20 miles;
- Interest free loan for rental deposit;
- Payment of your HCPC registrations fees.
ESCC offers a £3k ‘golden hello’ payable to those recruited to specific teams:
- Locality teams in Hastings;
- Children’s Disability Service.
For all the details, take a look at the full range of benefits here:
Join us now
Our Social Work practice is high impact. We know we are making a difference because that’s what children and young people tell us. We’ve been awarded the following:
- Judged Outstanding by Ofsted July 2018;
- Local Government Association Chronicle Awards for services to children and business transformation;
- Silver Award for Best Social Work Employer at the Social Worker of the year Awards 2017;
- Teaching Partnership status.
So, if you’d like to be part of our progressive team, apply NOW.