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Senior Social Work Practitioner

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03265
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 8:42 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/12/2021, 8:42 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Senior Social Work Practitioner
  • Salary: £36922 - £39880 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Based in Chichester, Based in Crawley, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Hampshire, West Sussex

About The Job

Salary: £36,922 to £39,880 per annum (Pro-rated if needed)
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Horsham
Interview Date: 13 December April 2021 (Interviews may take place via MS Teams or face to face following COVID secure guidelines)

We are looking for a candidate who will be able to support and deputise for the Team Manager in terms of day-to-day management, team development and moving effectively into the future. A key part of this role is providing supervision to team members and supporting them in their development and contribution to the team goals. It also includes providing management oversight for the duty function and taking a lead on managing the allocation of both new incoming work and planned reviews.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  1. Solution focussed with the ability to analyse complex situations and provide forward thinking strategies and solutions that consider a variety of possible strength-based solutions, balancing risks, resources, and desired outcomes.
  2. Highly developed communication skills to influence in a multi-disciplinary setting and communicate clearly and effectively to explain complicated information to a wide range of people and negotiate and persuade others to adopt a particular course of action that they may not otherwise wish to take.
  3. Ability to diagnose, research best practice development, analyse and interpret complex or technical information to make effective and robust judgements and write reports which consider business implications and make articulate recommendations considering the broader impacts on the business.
  4. Ability to think creatively, innovatively, and laterally and to adapt to changing situations in a measured and flexible manner in order to tailor the advice.
  5. Ability to work proactively as a member of the team to make an accurate assessment of needs and negotiate and implement effective plans and outcomes.
  6. Ability to be proactive in having up-to-date knowledge and understanding of changes in legislation and effectively lead and supervise others and to provide coaching and mentoring when appropriate.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Degree in relevant professional or equivalent qualification e.g., Certificate of Qualification in Social Work or Diploma in Social Work.
  • Completion of relevant post qualifying training.
  • Registration with Social Work England and will be responsible for maintaining registration.
  • Practice Teachers Award / Practice Education (PEPS 2 level), Best Interest Assessor (BIA) or Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) qualification is desirable.
  • Requirement for BIA qualified practitioners to contribute to BIA service delivery, AMHP qualified practitioners to contribute to AMHP service delivery.
  • Expectation to undertake post qualifying training in one or more specialised roles, i.e., AMHP, BIA and/or Practice Educator.
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with a wide breath of issues and complex
    situations and using highly developed analytical skills to provide solution focussed and resource efficient options.
  • Evidence of good assessment skills, including the ability to ensure regular reviews and risk management with a variety of individuals, carers, or families. Evidence of effectively prioritising work and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience of managing levels of risk within a caseload of complex safeguarding cases
  • Valid, full driving licence is desirable.

Rewards and Benefits

For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to Social Worker England registration, an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.

From 11 November 2021, individuals who work in or carry out some of their duties in CQC-registered care homes must by law be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be medically exempt from vaccination. This requirement applies to the role advertised and successful applicants will need to provide evidence that they are fully vaccination or exempt before employment starts. We value your interest in our vacancy and if you are concerned about how this provision might affect your application, please contact us to discuss it.

West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.

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  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03265
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 8:42 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/12/2021, 8:42 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Senior Social Work Practitioner
  • Salary: £36922 - £39880 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Based in Chichester, Based in Crawley, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Hampshire, West Sussex

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