Hours of work: 37 Hours Per Week
Working pattern: Full Time
Timescales for our next selection event are as follows:
Closing date for application: Sunday 08 November 2020
Interviews: Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November
Newly Qualified Social Workers who have not completed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment are not invited to apply for this position.
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Donna Collins, Practice Manager (Supported Lodgings)
Telephone: 01323 747071
About the role
Join our innovative and award-winning team (our awards include – LGCA, Social Work Employer and Social Worker of the Year 2017) and play a crucial role at the highest performing authority for Children’s Services in the South East. We were rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in our July 2018 inspection. If you want to achieve the best outcomes for young people, East Sussex is the place to be!
How do we know we’re making a difference? Because that’s what young people and carers tell us.
About the roles
Our Fostering Service delivers forward-thinking initiatives underpinned by national policy, so we’re looking for people who can help us take our service to the next level. Our approach is to deliver high impact social work which results in more children living with their families and less child protection plans. We currently have vacancies in both Assessment and Recruitment and our Supported Lodgings Team.
Supported Lodgings Team
Our supported lodgings providers give those young people who often have no other accommodation options, the chance to be empowered to achieve independence:
“The support provided was invaluable and saved my life on many occasions. I honestly I don’t know where I would be now if it wasn’t for my supported lodgings placement." (SM)
Supported Lodgings needs a Social Worker who is passionate and attuned to the needs of our most vulnerable young people and sensitive to the challenges faced by our providers in supporting them. You should be driven, have excellent communication, supervisory and assessment skills and be a team player.
About the Role
Working with ESCC
You’ll be working in a progressive committed and learning environment where practitioners are supported and valued. We look for ambitious, creative and professionally-curious individuals who want to make a difference. We always welcome applications from qualified individuals looking to return to social work through our specially-designed programme.
Our progressive approach has resulted in us developing ‘Connected Practice’; allowing social workers to forge effective relationships, spending as much time as possible with the child and family whilst delivering sophisticated interventions which bring about genuine and long lasting change.
We know it can be a demanding job so we believe in nurturing our staff by providing a genuinely supportive environment. And, in our increasingly digitally-dynamic organisation, we’ll equip you with a smart phone and tablet.
Our Social Work Academy will support your career progression and development. With your manager you will be encouraged to identify development goals that satisfy your ambitions and meet our needs. We provide intensive support through the Academy’s extensive ASYE programme, making sure you have the right knowledge and skills to really make a difference with our most vulnerable families.
A wide range of benefits
In addition to a highly-competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits, including:
• Relocation costs of up to £8,000, if you are making a move of more than 20 miles
• Payment of your HCPC registration fees
For all the details, take a look at our full range of https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/jobs/social-work-with-children/benefits-of-working-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 and in our 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/
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.
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.