Salary: £23,484 - £25,927
Work Pattern: Full Time, Permanent (37 hours)
Location: Horsham (hybrid working and may also require a small amount of evening and weekend work at times)
Interview Date: 4th, 6th October
Closing Date: 25/09/22
- Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to organise and present information clearly, concisely and accurately in ways that promote understanding, both verbally and in writing, including the ability to persuade and successfully convince others of the need to take a specific course of action and gain the trust of service users
- Ability to analyse and interpret information in order to manage casework with children/young people and their families, assessing needs, setting objectives and reviewing progress
- Ability to engage and intervene in partnership with children/young people, their families and other external agencies in order to effect positive and lasting change. Ability to work in an empowering way, focusing on collective strengths and resources, e.g. using a solution focused approach, and responding flexibly to diverse groups and service users whilst maintaining confidentiality
- Ability to prioritise and manage own workload, co-ordinating a range of tasks in a clear and logical way to meet agreed deadlines, whilst working towards clear goals. Able to reflect on own practice and learn from experience, taking responsibility for proactive professional development
- Ability to maintain clear, accurate records of all work undertaken and produce case reports and correspondence for a variety of audiences including meetings, conferences, court panels and other agencies
- Sound and accurate IT skills, including report writing, maintaining
accurate records, ensuring confidentiality, and protecting information.
- GCSE English and Maths, or equivalent qualification or experience operating at this level
- QCF Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (or equivalent), or demonstrable experience
- An understanding of systems, procedures and policies relevant to Children's Social Care e.g. child protection and safeguarding procedures, practice and policy - Desirable
- Knowledge and understanding of the development of children and young people, and age-appropriate behaviour
- An understanding of a range of interventions that can be used with children,
young people and families to achieve change
- Sound and accurate IT knowledge
- Experience providing advice and guidance to others.
- Experience using a range of direct work interventions in working with children, young people and their families
- Experience using assessment planning and reviewing processes
- Experience forming effective working relationships within a multi-agency setting
- Valid and full driving licence
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.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE03979
For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please contact 0330 222 5374, 0330 222 5156, 0330 222 5340, 0330 222 2307 for issues applyinG 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 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.