Senior Practitioner - Social Work CFS
About the role
Do you want to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people who repeatedly fail to be noticed? If so, join us!
An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Practitioner to join the Changing Futures Sussex Programme within East Sussex County Council - Adult Social Care - Mental Health Service, the role will cover countywide office locations: Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven, and Uckfield. Hybrid working arrangements are applicable to this role, which will include elements of office-based working, client visits and working from home. You will need to demonstrate you can meet the travel requirements of the role in your application.
Changing Futures Sussex was awarded a Changing Futures grant to improve the way local systems and services work for adults experiencing multiple disadvantage. The Programme aims to create an environment where individuals experiencing multiple disadvantage can receive flexible, trauma-informed, person-centred support when they need it, leading to increased periods of stability and more opportunities to make positive changes in their lives.
The Changing Futures Sussex Programme focuses on meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people who repeatedly fall through the net, working alongside people with lived experience of multiple disadvantage, to achieve positive changes in services to make them better connected and easier to access. To achieve this, we are embedded and are part of the three Sussex County and Local Authority Areas: East Sussex, West Sussex, and Brighton & Hove.
Multiple disadvantage, or multiple complex needs, is defined by the national Changing Futures Programme as people who experience three or more of the following: homelessness, current or historical offending, substance misuse, domestic abuse, and mental ill-health.
Experience we are looking for:
- Social work qualifications and registered with the professional regulatory body.
- Level 1 Practice Educator Professional Standards, equivalent or willingness to undertake.
- Supervision skills.
- Communicating with adults where there is complexity.
- Managing workload independently.
- Demonstrable effective judgement, identifying, assessing and managing risk.
To apply, select the ‘Apply now’ button and upload your CV with a covering letter explaining why you are applying for the post. When completing your application, be sure to address how you meet all the essential criteria listed in the job description and give examples of any relevant work/life experience, education, or personal interests.
Interview date to be confirmed.
For an informal discussion, please contact Bev Hull (Head of Service) on 07834334731 or by email Bev.Hull@eastsussex.gov.uk
Information about our diverse range of benefits can be found on our benefits page.
For a great work/life balance
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 http://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.
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 sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
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.