Hours of work: 37 Hours Per Week
Working pattern: Full Time
Timescales for our next selection event are as follows:
Closing date for application: 28th February 2021
Interviews: 12th/15th March 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:
Nicola Maxwell, Strategic Lead for Specialist Adolescent Services
Tel: 01323 464076
About the role
East Sussex Youth Offending Team are looking to recruit a Social Worker who can demonstrate a high level of professional practice and a good understanding of the issues related to adolescents and the safeguarding issues that may arise through their involvement in anti-social and criminal behaviours as well as their exposure to criminal and sexual exploitation.
This is a new and exciting role and will form part of the new and developing specialist adolescent service offer. The post holder will be part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team which will provide an assessment and casework function for children engaging with the YOT who are children in need, children subject to Child Protection plans and those who are looked after by virtue of their remand status across East Sussex. The post holder will also be responsible for the delivery of pre-court and court ordered interventions for children in the criminal justice system. As part of the broader service development for adolescents in East Sussex, the YOT plays an active in the development and delivery of contextual responses and a willingness to innovatively and flexibly to meet the needs of this cohort is essential for the role.
You will be self-motivated, organised, able to engage adolescents to complex and challenging presentations and deliver a broad range of trauma informed interventions to reduce the risk and harm associated with their offending and exposure to exploitation.
- an exciting new career development framework
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.