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Social Worker - Single Point Of Advice - SPOA

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ESCC/20/135397
  • Published: Mon 12/10/2020, 10:15 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/11/2020, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,594 to £38,612 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: East Sussex

Hours of work: 18.5 Hours Per Week
Working pattern: Part Time

Timescales for our next selection event are as follows:

Closing date for application: Sunday 8 November 2020

Interviews: Thursday 19 & Friday 20 November 2020

If you are experienced but have been out of practice for a while we would love to hear from you.

Newly Qualified Social Workers who have not completed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment are not invited to apply for these positions.

For more information regarding current vacancies and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Nicola McGeown Principal Social Worker (Children’s Services)
Email:  Children’sServices.RecruitmentManager@eastsussex.gov.uk

Job introduction

We are currently looking to recruit a part time Social Worker post for the Children’s Services Single Point of Access (SPOA) Team based at St. Mark’s House, Eastbourne.

The SPOA team is the Front Door into both East Sussex Children’s Services and CAMHS. The team is comprised of qualified social workers, senior social workers, CAMHS Practitioners, Senior Early Help workers and unqualified social work staff.  SPOA is the first point of contact countywide for members of the public, schools, health professionals and other professionals who are concerned about the welfare or emotional wellbeing of a young person. SPOA will screen and triage all received contacts and make decisions about where these needs sit on a Continuum of Need and which is the appropriate service for young persons and their families. As a social worker you will be responsible for decisions about  which cases require further consideration and action by a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and which can be best met through early help based support.

This post offers an opportunity to work in a multi-agency environment within the team. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to undertake an initial assessment of the presenting information in a fast paced environment.

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.

If you are interested in this role and would like further information please contact: 

Celia Allport, Practice Manager SPOA

Telephone - 01323 464222

Email - Celia.Allport@eastsussex.gov.uk

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 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 of up to £8,000, if you are making a move of more than 20 miles
•    Payment of your HCPC registration fees

We’re a family-friendly service which offers flexible working (in agreement with individual line manager) and a focus on wellbeing for all our staff, such as mindfulness training and counselling.  Find out more, take a look at the full range of benefits here www.eastsussex.gov.uk/…/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 www.eastsussex.gov.uk/jobs/social-work-with-children


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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ESCC/20/135397
  • Published: Mon 12/10/2020, 10:15 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/11/2020, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,594 to £38,612 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: East Sussex

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