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Assistant Care Manager Safeguarding Adults

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03986
  • Published: Fri 23/09/2022, 5:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/10/2022, 5:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: ASAP
  • Salary: £21269 - £25927 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Horsham

About Us

The Safeguarding Adults hub is a fast-paced dynamic team who work across different agencies including the police, the fire service, domestic abuse services and health to assess risk, whilst working primarily under the scope of the Care Act 2014 to determine whether further enquiries should be made under section 42 of the Act.

Join a team which displays passion and commitment to ensuring the best possible outcome for customers and which is constantly working to educate and support our partner agencies and providers.

The Safeguarding Adults Hub is an established team who have a vast combined amount of experience, and have developed a successful approach to Safeguarding Adults in West Sussex. We're a supportive team who ensure that our practice is developed and maintained by use of team reflection and continuous learning and development.

Working for us at West Sussex County Council is all about making a positive difference to the people of West Sussex. If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you, why not join us and let's make a difference to our communities together!

About The Job

Salary: £21,269 - £25,927 (Subject to experience)

Working Pattern: Full time (37 Hours)

Location: Horsham

In this exciting opportunity, you will, under guidance and regular supervision, provide a social care service to those people who access or need the service to include assessment, planning and review within the Supporting Lives, Connecting People framework. You will lead on a challenging portfolio of casework, attending multi-disciplinary meetings, working in partnership with our Health, Community and Third Sector colleagues. You will have access to professional social work colleagues or a manager for advice and guidance on unusual, complex or difficult problems.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  • Ability to analyse and interpret information and prioritise needs in order to make recommendations/decisions which will have a positive outcome.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a multi-agency environment to deliver a service to those people who access or need the service.
  • Ability to communicate complicated or sensitive information, both orally and in writing, to a range of audiences to achieve positive outcomes; to be able to communicate clearly with customers, reflecting the service objectives and standards.
  • Sound and accurate IT and keyboard skills.
  • Ability to recognise the limits of own accountability and responsibility, and to seek appropriate support, advice and supervision.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • GCSE English and Maths or equivalent qualification or experience operating at this level of literacy and numeracy.
  • NVQ Level 3 in Care. Desirable
  • Experience of providing support/working with people in a Social Care environment.
  • Experience of forming effective working relationships within a multi-agency setting.
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance to others.

Rewards and Benefits

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 you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CAFHE03986 .

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Russell Hite (Service 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. 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.

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.

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!

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  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03986
  • Published: Fri 23/09/2022, 5:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/10/2022, 5:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: ASAP
  • Salary: £21269 - £25927 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Horsham

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