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Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE)

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03549
  • Published: Fri 10/06/2022, 10:27 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/06/2022, 10:27 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time, permanent
  • Salary: Up to £33274 per annum + Including Market Suppliment
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex

Here at West Sussex County Council, we are ambitious for our children and our workforce. We are committed to improving our services for the children and families in West Sussex we support. You will join us as at a key time on our improvement journey. The work we have started includes establishing a new and experienced senior leadership team, driving forward our 'Children First' improvement plan and implementing the Family Safeguarding Practice Model. You will be trained in motivational interviewing to support our strengths-based approach to working with families and creating lasting change for children.

About The Job

Salary: £33,274 (including market supplement)
(£23,080 - £25,481 before Social Work England registration)
Working Pattern: Full-time
Location: Crawley, Horsham, Burgess Hill, Worthing, Chichester or Bognor Regis


Previous applicants for the 2022 Intake need not apply

We're hiring Newly Qualified Social Workers to join us and commence the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) from September 2022. West Sussex County Council is proud to have an established programme in growing and developing our own Social Workers by providing the tools, knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this challenging yet highly rewarding career. As a Newly Qualified Social Worker, you will work within one of our Family Safeguarding or Assessment teams. You will have dedicated support and excellent training throughout your ASYE to provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge, with an emphasis on reflective practice, to best support children and families in West Sussex.

We need brilliant Newly Qualified Social Workers who inspire and deliver change all around them. That's why we're looking for talented, ambitious and passionate people like you to come and join us. You will need to be a Social Work graduate with a passion to improve the lives of children in West Sussex. You must be able to work under pressure and have excellent organisation ability. You will also need to be eligible for Social Work England registration and able to be registered by the time the ASYE starts in September 2022. West Sussex is a large county and not all locations are easily accessible by public transport, as such a full UK driving licence will also be required.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  • Able to analyse and interpret 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 others and use negotiation and persuasion skills to encourage others to adopt a course of action.
  • Able to recognise limits of own accountability and responsibility and seek appropriate support, advice and supervision.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work, Post Graduate Certificate in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent as recognised by the relevant professional body.
  • Registration with the relevant professional registration body and maintaining registration with that body.
  • Knowledge of theoretical Social Work concepts and practices, with demonstrable examples of dealing with complex issues, for example, attachment, impact of developmental trauma and child development.
  • An understanding of motivational interviewing, relational practice, solution-focussed interventions and systemic working, including anti-oppressive, anti-discriminatory and anti-racist practice in social work.
  • model and promoting exemplary practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding of levels of risk within managing a caseload.
  • Valid, full driving licence.

Rewards and Benefits

During your ASYE you can expect a reduced and protected caseload, a dedicated holistic assessor to help oversee your development, regular reflective and group supervision and a dedicated 4-month intensive training pathway. Upon successful completion of your ASYE, your salary will increase to £37,024 (including market supplement). As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do. For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee, please visit 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 an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check. You must be able to travel throughout the county including to locations that are not always accessible by public transport.

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03549
  • Published: Fri 10/06/2022, 10:27 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/06/2022, 10:27 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time, permanent
  • Salary: Up to £33274 per annum + Including Market Suppliment
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex

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