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Child and Family Worker - Kinship Care Support Team

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03919
  • Published: Tue 20/09/2022, 10:15 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/09/2022, 10:15 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: Part Time, Permanent
  • Salary: £23484 - £25927 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

Salary: £23,484 to £25,927 (Pro-rata)
Working Pattern
: 18.5 hours per week (Part time)
Contract Length
: Permanent
Location:
Worthing (County Wide)

Interview dates: Thursday 13th, Friday 14th October

Closing Date: 03/10/22

You will undertake direct work with families in a variety of ways which could include individual, group, adult and child support work, and family work. You may take part in support groups and training workshops alongside a social worker.

You will interpret complex information, for example to produce a high-quality document with minimal guidance, or to plan, deliver and review services for the children and young people involved, ensuring services are delivered with a specific focus targeted to meet referred need.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  1. Great communications and interpersonal skills
  2. The ability to organise and present information clearly and accurately
  3. Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to organise and present information clearly, concisely, and accurately
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Ability to engage in partnership with children/young people, their families, and other external agencies in order to effect positive and lasting change
  7. Ability to prioritise and manage own workload, co-ordinating a range of tasks in a clear and logical way to meet agreed deadlines
  8. Ability to maintain clear, accurate records of all work undertaken and produce case reports
  9. Sound and accurate IT skills, including report writing, maintaining accurate records, ensuring confidentiality, and protecting information

Qualifications/Experience:

  • GCSE English and Maths, or equivalent qualification or experience operating at this level of literacy and numeracy
  • QCF Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (or equivalent), or demonstrable equivalent comparable experience
  • 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
  • Significant experience of using a range of direct work interventions in working with children, young people and their families
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance to others
  • Experience of using assessment planning and reviewing processes
  • Experience of forming effective working relationships within a multi- agency setting
  • Requirement to communicate in English with members of the public
  • 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.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CAFHE03919 .

For more information please contact Kate Carleysmith (Practise Manager) at

For issues or queries regarding your application 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 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.

Note for Recruitment Agencies: We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03919
  • Published: Tue 20/09/2022, 10:15 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/09/2022, 10:15 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: Part Time, Permanent
  • Salary: £23484 - £25927 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

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