Hours of work: 22.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: Sunday 25 July 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Jo Nash, Operations Manager on 01424 724111
About the role
This permanent Caseworker post is based in the Duty & Assessment team at Ocean House, St. Leonard’s On Sea. The role involves supporting children and families who are open to Children’s Social Care with a number of key needs including supporting families who need support with housing and accommodation where they have been found to be Intentionally Homeless. Working alongside qualified social workers at times and with advice from our Young Person’s Accommodation manager the role will involve building positive working relationships with parents and families in temporary housing, understanding what the barriers are to them getting back into secure permanent housing and helping them achieve that goal. You will need to be able to work with families directly to make sure they are making necessary welfare benefit claims and help them deal with any problems which occur for them in maintaining a tenancy.
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 http://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.
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.