Hours of work: 37 Hours Per Week
Working pattern: Full Time
Timescales for our next selection event are as follows:
Closing date for application: 24th January 2021
Interviews: 2nd February 2021- TBC
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:
Carole Sykes, Operations Manager, Adoption and Permanence
Tel: 01323 747449
About the role
This is an exciting time to join Adoption South East, the Regional Adoption Agency for East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and Surrey. You will be employed by East Sussex County Council and your work base will be at Eastbourne office and you will be able to work flexibly, within a team well established in working virtually and with good technical support prior to the current pandemic. We are recruiting to a number of Social Worker posts in an established and supportive team.
You will hold a mixed caseload of prospective adopter assessments together with family finding and adoption support responsibilities. There will also be the opportunity to contribute to our evolving regional service and to develop your skills across the full range of adoption social work.
If you are keen to extend your social work skills and you are passionate about achieving permanent families for children we welcome your expression of interest to be part of our exciting regional service.
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
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.