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 Duty and Assessment Team based in Eastbourne.
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 or current front-line manager you will already have 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 as well as experiencing of supervising staff.
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 managers support practitioners to 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 Social Work England registration fees
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.
For more information about Children's Social work in East Sussex please visit https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/jobs/social-work-with-children/