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Social Worker

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03942
  • Published: Wed 23/11/2022, 8:55 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 07/12/2022, 8:55 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Social Worker
  • Salary: £33486 - £36371 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

About Us

It is an exciting time to join West Sussex County Council as we continue to introduce new ways of working in the hospitals to respond to the needs of the adult population.

The aim is making a positive difference to the people of West Sussex. The hospital Social Work Team, work within the Discharge to Assess model, responding within timescales to assess people both in the hospital and those that have recently been discharged from hospital. We assist them with arranging any care and support they may need in the longer term to maximise their independence.

The work is varied fast paced and there are opportunities to gain experience in working with a variety of professionals both in the Hospitals and Community Resources including the Voluntary sector. The Team are supportive and we are committed to offering opportunities for workers to develop themselves as Practitioners.

About The Job

Salary: £33,486 to £36,371 per annum
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester with flexible working

We're looking for a qualified social worker to join our hospital social work team!

As a Social Worker, you will:

  • Accountable for delivering a statutory social work service
  • Have compassion and empathy to support individuals who need our services
  • Work in partnership with colleagues to deliver a high standard of social work practice
  • Work hard to support people to regain their skills and independence following their hospital admission wherever possible.
  • Have access to a strong and dynamic social work service with clear leadership

Please note that this role includes flexible working arrangements and the ability to work in remote environments.

If you would like to join our dynamic team, take a look at the full job description attached and see if you have the skills, qualifications, and experience to join our Hospital Social Work Team as a Qualified Social Worker!

Rewards and Benefits

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

  • 26 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
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • 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)
  • Car benefit scheme
  • 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: CAFHE03942
  • Published: Wed 23/11/2022, 8:55 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 07/12/2022, 8:55 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Social Worker
  • Salary: £33486 - £36371 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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