Hours of work: 20 or 37 hours per week
(To be worked flexibly across the service to meet the needs of the disabled children and families. This includes working unsociable hours / evenings / weekends).
Working pattern: Full-time, Part-Time.
Closing date: Sunday 12 December 2021
If you would like further information regarding this vacancy or an informal discussion please contact: Sandra Walmsley 07917 212693
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Specialist Intervention Service (SIS), which sits under the Children’s Disability Service.
SIS work county wide and provide structured and outcome focussed pieces of work that are unique to the family and their needs.
We are looking for a proactive, resilient team player who is confident in challenging situations, as well as someone that is open to developing their skills and wants to achieve the best outcomes for the Children and Young People. You will ideally have experience of working with children with social and emotional difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder including those with pathological demand avoidance profile and speech, language and communication needs and other complex needs.
This role is a great introduction into Children’s Social Care, as a Specialist Intervention Worker you will be working closely with the allocated Social Worker as well as alongside other professionals including health and education colleagues. This is a diverse and varied role where no two days are the same, you will be part of an experienced and supportive team working with our most complex children and young people and families, often to avoid family breakdown.
You will be required to attend and contribute to multi agency meetings. You will feel confident working in a multi-partnership way and will be skilled at developing relationships with other agencies. You will need to be able to work autonomously, manage your time and workload while also working closely with the children and young people and families. This role will include completion of paperwork and using computer systems on a regular basis. This role will involve frequent travel and it is essential you hold a current driving license and have access to your own car.
You will be given full training and support with regular supervision in order to be able to undertake this role.
If you are looking for an opportunity that will excite and challenge you, then we look forward to receiving your application.
We welcome your call if you have any questions or would like to have a general chat about this role.
Please call Sandra Walmsley (Team Leader) on 07917 212693 for more information
Interview date 16th December 2021
Ability to work flexibly with children and young people of all ages. You will require an enhanced DBS check.
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.
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.