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Child and Family Worker

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03904
  • Published: Fri 25/11/2022, 9:54 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 09/12/2022, 9:54 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, permanent
  • Salary: £23484 - £25927 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Crawley

Salary: £23,484 - £25,927
Working Pattern
: Full Time (37 hours)
Contract Length
: Permanent
Location:
Crawley, Hybrid opportunities

Closing Date: Sunday 11th December

Key Skills:

  • Good communication skills with ability to organise/present information clearly and accurately promoting understanding, written and verbal, including ability to persuade and convince others of the need to take a specific course of action and gain the trust of service users
  • Ability to analyse/interpret information to manage casework with children/young people and families, assessing needs, setting objectives and reviewing progress
  • Ability to engage and intervene in partnership with children/young people, families and other external agencies to effect positive and lasting change
  • Ability to work in an empowering way, focusing on collective strengths and resources
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload, co-ordinating a range of tasks in a clear, logical way to meet deadlines. Reflecting on own practice and learn from experience, taking responsibility for proactive professional development
  • Ability to maintain clear, accurate records of all work undertaken, produce case reports and correspondence for a variety of audiences
  • Sound and accurate IT skills, including report writing, maintaining accurate records, ensuring confidentiality, and protecting information

Qualifications and/or 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
  • An understanding of systems, procedures and policies relevant to Children's Social Care. Desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of the development of children/young people, and age-appropriate behaviour
  • An understanding of interventions that can be used with children, young people and families to achieve change
  • Sound and accurate IT knowledge
  • Experience of providing advice/guidance to others
  • Significant experience using a range to direct work interventions in working with children, young people and families
  • Experience of working with children/young people and families in crisis or complex situations. Desirable
  • Experience using assessment planning and reviewing processes
  • Experience forming effective working relationships in a multi-agency setting
  • Requirement to communicate in English with members of the public
  • Valid and full driving licence

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CAFHE03904

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact OR for issues/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.

WSCC 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.

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03904
  • Published: Fri 25/11/2022, 9:54 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 09/12/2022, 9:54 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, permanent
  • Salary: £23484 - £25927 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Crawley

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