About The Job
Salary: Grade 9 £29,577 to £32,234 per annum / Grade 10 £32,910 to £35,745 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time-time (37 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Interview Date: 13 December 2021 (Interviews may take place via MS Teams or face to face following COVID secure guidelines)
In these exciting opportunities, you will provide an accountable statutory social work service to those people who access or need the service to include assessment, planning, reviewing and safeguarding enquiries. You will act with integrity, professionalism and respect on behalf of the organisation always, ensuring that the needs of individuals are paramount. You will work collaboratively with individuals and family or friend carers to identify people's strengths, networks and community assets.
You will work effectively in partnership with other staff and voluntary agencies and gain a good understanding of all the relevant health, voluntary and private services in the area. You will strive to remain up to date and compliant with all relevant legislation and adhere to organisational procedures, policies and codes of conduct as well as Social Work England professional standards in order to uphold a high-quality, seamless service.
Experience and Skills
- Ability to analyse and interpret people related information and data in order to prioritise needs and formulate plans for intervention and service provision.
- 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.
- Ability to work in partnership with carers, colleagues and a variety of external agencies in order to deliver the most effective service.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral format including the ability to explain complicated information to a wide range of people and negotiate and persuade others to adopt a courseof action.
- Ability to recognise the limits of own accountability and responsibility, and to seek appropriate support, advice and supervision.
- Sound and accurate ICT and keyboard skills.
Qualification and / or Experience:
- A Degree in Social Work or an equivalent qualification e.g. Certificate of Qualification in Social Work or Diploma in Social Work.
- Appropriately registered with Social Work England and responsible for maintaining registration.
- Good, up-to-date working knowledge of legislations relevant to the specialist area of the post e.g. Care Act, Mental Capacity Act etc.
- Expectation to work towards and undertake post qualifying training in one or more specialised roles, i.e. AMHP, BIA and/or Practice Educator as part of continuous professional development.
- Requirement for BIA qualified practitioners to contribute to BIA service delivery, AMHP qualified practitioners to contribute to AMHP service delivery.
- Evidence of good assessment skills, including the ability to ensure regular reviews and risk management with a variety of individuals, carers or families.
- Experience of working in partnership with those who access or need the service and maintaining a focus on the needs and strengths of the individual, and the outcomes they want to achieve, whilst handling conflict and disagreement.
- Experience of forming effective working relationships within a multi-agency/multidisciplinary setting.
- Evidence of working with those who access or need the service to identify issues and identify specific action by means of creative and pragmatic solutions.
- Experience of managing levels of risk within a caseload
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
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.