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Senior Social Worker

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE04124
  • Published: Mon 14/11/2022, 2:41 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/11/2022, 2:41 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Senior Social Worker
  • Salary: £39493 - £42503 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

About The Job

Salary: £39,493 to £42,503 per annum
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Worthing Hospital with flexible and hybrid working.

West Sussex County Council needs you! Join us as a Senior Social Worker and help us to continue to provide a strong and dynamic social work service.

As a Senior Social Worker, you will:

  • Undertake strength-based assessment in complex situations applying relevant legislation.
  • manage a complex caseload collaborating with people and family or friend carers, undertake strengths-based assessments and reviews, identifying eligible needs and personalised outcomes.
  • Work effectively in partnership with other staff and voluntary agencies.
  • Provide support to less experienced colleagues to apply learning to further develop their capability, and professional confidence.
  • Promote equality, recognise, and value diversity and inclusion, respecting peoples, carers, and colleagues. Challenge oppressive and discriminatory practice and behaviour.

Why chose West Sussex County Council?

  • Excellent progression structure to support your career aspirations
  • Regular specialist supervision and an enhanced pay offer.
  • Reflective and Best Practice groups held monthly and weekly.
  • Access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) monies for training and development to work towards a specialist post-qualifying award.
  • A supportive working environment with a strong management team who work together to deliver a high performing service whilst being passionate about social work values and best practice.
  • Promote Smarter Working practices, to empower staff as to how and when individuals work to meet their key responsibilities within the requirements and demands of their role.
  • Surrounded by national trails, charming villages, historic castles and action-packed outdoor activities and strong travel connections to urban centres and London.

All West Sussex County Council (WSCC) employees have a WSCC location as their contractual work location, however we do operate a 'Smarter working' approach, this is something that you agree locally with your manager, for what works best for you, your role and your team. More details will be shared once you start working.

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you, apply now and let's make a difference to our communities together!

Experience and Skills

A Full Job Description will be attached at the bottom of the advert.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • A Degree in Social Work or a recognised equivalent Social Work qualification
    , Diploma in Social Work.
  • Registered with Social Work England
  • Experience of undertaking assessments in complex situations and social work intervention planning, implementation, and review by means of creative and pragmatic solutions.
  • Extensive experience of working in partnership with those who access the service and maintaining a focus on the needs and strengths of the people, and the outcomes they want to achieve, whilst handling conflict and disagreement.
  • Experience of managing risk within a risk enablement approach
  • Excellent, up-to-date working knowledge of relevant legislation e.g., Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005) etc.
  • Valid, full driving licence. Desirable

Rewards and Benefits

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 29 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
  • A range of flexible working options
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and Voluntary Health Cash Plans
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 (Including: Argos, Samsung, ASOS, B&Q and many more)
  • A range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiatives.

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 Social Worker 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. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE04124
  • Published: Mon 14/11/2022, 2:41 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/11/2022, 2:41 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Senior Social Worker
  • Salary: £39493 - £42503 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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