Hours of work: 37 Hours Per Week
Working pattern: Full Time
Timescales for our next selection event are as follows:
Closing date for application: 8th November 2020
Interviews: Thursday 19th & Friday 20th November
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 this vacancy and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Claire Collerson, Operations Manager, Children's Disability Service
Tel: 01323 466052 Mobile: 07827 841033
About the role
East Sussex Children’s Disability Service Duty and Assessment Team
Join our dynamic Children’s Disability Service for an opportunity to develop your assessment, planning and intervention skills to meet the needs of severely disabled children. We have vacancies in our duty and assessment team whereby you will be able to play a key role in safeguarding disabled children and working closely with families to empower them to develop personalised and integrated plans.
We have high aspirations for the children and young people we work with and we want to deliver an ambitious and creative service which meets the complex needs of our children.
Would you like to develop an area of specialism or do you already have the skills to work with Disabled children? We will support you to consider the specific vulnerabilities faced by children with disabilities and help you to understand how to support and mitigate against risk. We focus on safeguarding this most vulnerable group of children and support social workers to develop the skills required to do this. We are committed to supporting relationship-based practice and understand how powerful this can be to enable empowerment of families and protection of children.
You‘ll be joining an innovative service, working in a progressive, committed and learning environment where practitioners are supported and valued. At East Sussex County Council, we are driven by a passion to improve the experience of the child, not generate performance data, so we look for ambitious, creative and professionally-curious individuals who want to make a difference.
Our progressive approach has resulted in us developing ‘Connected Practice’; allowing Social Workers to forge effective relationships by spending as much time as possible with the child and family whilst delivering sophisticated interventions which bring about genuine and long-lasting change.
Our caseloads are managed allowing you to spend more time with children and families. We know it can be a demanding job so we believe in nurturing our practitioners by providing a genuinely supportive environment; supervision is a priority as is the sharing of skills, knowledge and learning, and we strongly encourage you to develop resilience through our mindfulness training. And, in our increasingly digitally dynamic organisation, we’ll equip you with a smart phone and tablet.
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
ESCC offer a £3,000 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 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.