£39,215 - £45,334 (Grade 11–12) [Note]
[Note] Please note that these salaries include a market supplement introduced in July 2021 and are subject to a 3 yearly review– you can view the basic salary on our Salaries scales page
About the role
Our Duty and Assessment team offers a solid and stable environment, within which our social workers thrive. We work with young people from 0 to 19 years old on a short-term basis. This role is incredibly varied and includes responsibilities such as creating family assessments, section 47 enquiries, private fostering assessments and assessments of homeless young people. Our office is based in the heart of Eastbourne which offers free parking.
At East Sussex County Council we ensure that we provide extensive support to our social workers and deliver high quality relationship-based practice to our children and families.
Work with an organisation who possess clear vision, strong leadership and help to create an environment of stability and security for families. We prioritise and focus on the quality of social work practice rather than processes and procedures.
We warmly welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage those from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds, those who are disabled, male and those who identify as trans. We are working towards recruiting a workforce that reflects our community because we recognise the unique skills and experience that everyone brings to our roles.
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For more information about Children's Social work in East Sussex please visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/socialwork
For an informal discussion please contact Sam Efde
Phone: 01424 724111 / 07795237396
We are also recruiting Senior Social Worker positions in this team, please see separate advert for details.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.