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Social Worker - Rethinking Families Team

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1451/18632
  • Published: Mon 08/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £36,460 - £42,473 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN21 1EP

Job introduction

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full Time 

Timescales for our next selection event are as follows:

Closing date: Sunday 28 November 2021

Interviews: to be confirmed

  • Social Worker
    £36,460 to £42,473 (Grade 11–12) [Note]

[Note] Please note that these salaries include a  market supplement introduced in July 2021 and are subject to a 3 yearly review– you can view the basic salary on our Salaries scales page

Funding has been secured for these positions within the Rethinking Families Team until the end of March 2022. The intention is for the funding to continue, if the funding is not secured then an alternative position will be identified in front line Social Work Teams.

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

Vicki Ellis, Rethinking Families Team Practice Manager (Children’s Services)
Tel: 01323 432635 Mobile: 07825 144530
Email:  Vicki.ellis@eastsussex.gov.uk 

 

About the role

East Sussex are pleased to be offering an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and skilled Social Worker to come and work for the Rethinking Families Team – a statutory, front line, child protection service working with children and families founded on the key principles of Patricia Crittenden’s Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation. We are looking for individuals who are strengths based in their practice; value the contribution of families in any process of change and who can work empathically to understand people and their hopes for themselves and their children.

You will need to have extensive experience in a statutory safeguarding service of working with parents with a complex history of self-protective behaviours which overtime have become harmful to themselves and their children. You will need to be highly skilled in engaging with children and their families who experience professional intervention as threatening and may resist support. You will need to feel confident in delivering a broad range of trauma informed interventions alongside practical support with families exposed to neglect, use of substances, poor mental health, and violent relationships in a context of poverty and social deprivation.

In recognition of the intensity of the work you will have [statutory responsibility] for a reduced shared caseload with clinical oversight and support. The role is both rewarding and demanding and requires a high level of self-awareness, a commitment to professional development and a proven ability to make use of services and strategies to support your own wellbeing. Due to the nature of the work the role requires, subject to COVID-19 risk assessment, a high level of home visiting and face-face contact. Relationships are at the centre of our work and you will have experience of working closely with other professionals and agencies. You will have the ability to embrace new ways of thinking and working to contribute to the continued development of this service.

You will benefit from becoming part of an expanding DMM community, working alongside Dr Crittenden and others to develop a knowledge and practice base which aims to preserve families where it is safe to do so.

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


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.

Social Worker
£36,460 to £42,473 (Grade 11–12) [note]

[Note] Please note that these salaries include a  market supplement introduced in July 2021 and are subject to a 3 yearly review– you can view the basic salary on our Salaries scales page

Funding has been secured for this position within the Rethinking Families Team until the end of March 2022. The intention is for the funding to continue, if the funding is not secured then an alternative position will be identified in front line Social Work Teams.

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

For more information about Children's Social work in East Sussex please visit https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/jobs/social-work-with-children/

We welcome applications from all sections of our community and for this post we particularly encourage applications from people of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, and men, who are currently under-represented within East Sussex children’s social care

Additional information

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.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Company information

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.

   

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1451/18632
  • Published: Mon 08/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £36,460 - £42,473 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN21 1EP