Salary: £37,024 - £50,202 (market supplements included)
Working Pattern: Full-time, permanent (37 hours)
Location: Burgess Hill, Crawley
Social Workers in our Family Safeguarding teams will undertake meaningful, evidence-based interventions that contribute to improved levels of engagement and safeguarding with parents and children. All of our current staff are currently undergoing training on the new model and motivational interview. You will work within a positive, nurturing environment where successes are celebrated and individuals within the team are supported to grow and develop.
- Able to analyse and interpret complex information and data, prioritise needs and formulate plans for intervention and service provision
- Able to work proactively as a member of the team to make accurate assessments of needs and negotiate and implement effective outcomes
- Able to work in partnership with carers, colleagues and external agencies to deliver an effective service
- Able 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 use negotiation and persuasion skills to encourage others to adopt a course of action they may not wish to take
- Able to recognise limits of own accountability and responsibility and seek appropriate support, advice and supervision
- Recognised Social Work qualification as recognised by the relevant professional body
- Completion of relevant post qualifying training
- Evidence of at least one year's experience post qualification
- Registration with relevant professional registration body and maintaining registration
- Knowledge of theoretical Social Work concepts and practices, with demonstrable examples of dealing with a breadth of complex issues and situations, A good understanding of anti-oppressive, anti-discriminatory and anti-racist practice in social work
- Experience of effective partnership working and forming effective working relationships with individuals and colleagues, focusing on the needs and handling conflict and disagreement
- Experience of effectively coaching and supervising others, acting as practice role model and promoting exemplary practice
- Experience of managing levels of risk within a caseload of complex cases
- Readiness to work towards Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) qualification at Stage one or equivalent
- Valid, full driving licence
Rewards and Benefits
As a Social Worker, you'll have a minimum of 5 CPD and training days per year with access to excellent learning and development provisions, Social Work England fees paid and annual leave up to 29 days, as well as the option to buy up to 3 additional days. For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee, please visit our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE03800
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact
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.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to Social Work England registration, an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.
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.
For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.