Social Worker Life Long Services - Transition
Our Lifelong Services Teams are expanding, and we are recruiting now. We have a unique focus, supporting young people and adults with lifelong physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, and brain injuries acquired at an early age. We offer a dedicated, strengths-based approach to disability that we know makes a positive difference. Whether we are engaging with people seeking advice, providing equipment, skills training, or starting a journey with people that may lead to a personal budget to meet complex needs, we are always looking to deliver the best outcomes.
We believe the best staff get the best outcomes and we're looking to strengthen our teams. We are looking for exceptional staff who share our passion for the customer group we support and who can help us to be even better than we are today. If you look for the opportunities when other people see challenges, then we would like to talk to you.
Our teams are welcoming of staff who join us and we value the new ideas, perspectives and experience that each new person brings. We tailor our inductions and support to new staff to ensure each person is confident of contributing to the high standards we set as a team. We are all passionate about the work we do and take pride in the way we go about it.
As we are growing we have a number of posts available across the county.
This is what our workers say
'Working within the transition team has been a consistently rewarding experience'
'I cannot envisage a more varied and exciting area of social care practice to work within'
'The work can be challenging, however, it is also very rewarding, and I found the team to be amazing. Everybody is really supportive and helpful and I have found that I have been able to find a good work/life balance which is also something I really like about my work'
Come and start your journey with us today.
About The Job
Salary: NJC Grade 9 £32,020 to £34,723 to NJC Grade 11 £39,493 to £42,503
Working Pattern: Full Time
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Multiple Locations
Interview Date: 12/06/2023
Experience and Skills
1. Good assessment skills, including the ability to ensure regular reviews and risk management with a variety of individuals, carers or families.
2. Able to effectively prioritise work and meet deadlines.
3. Able to analyse and interpret complex situations and people-related information, prioritise needs and formulate plans for intervention and service provision.
4. Able to work in partnership with carers, colleagues and external agencies to deliver an effective service.
5. Highly developed communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal format, to explain complicated information to others and to use negotiation and persuasion skills to encourage others to adopt a course of action they might otherwise not wish to take.
6. Able to recognise limits of own accountability and responsibility and seek appropriate support, advice and supervision.
Qualifications and/or experience:
* Degree in relevant professional or equivalent qualification e.g. Certificate of Qualification in Social Work or Diploma in Social Work.
* Completion of relevant post-qualifying training.
* Registration with the relevant professional registration body and responsibility for maintaining registration with that body.
* Advanced theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of social work. Good, up-to-date working knowledge of legislation relevant to the specialist area of the post e.g. The Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act.
* Good understanding of the necessity of working with partnership agencies including health, housing, learning, statutory, voluntary and independent sector.
* Experience of forming effective working relationships within a multi-agency/ multidisciplinary setting.
* Valid, full driving licence.
* Experience of working in partnership with those who access or need the service and maintaining a focus on the needs of the individual whilst handling conflict and disagreement.
* Experience of effectively coaching and supervising others, acting as practice role model and promoting exemplary practice.
* Experience of managing levels of risk within a complex caseload.
Rewards and Benefits
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
Thereference number for this role is CAFHE04362.
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Majella Murphy at . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to (delete as appropriate) Social Work England registration, HCPC 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.
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.
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