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Senior Social Worker - Lifelong Services Team

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE04712
  • Published: Tue 05/09/2023, 4:09 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 26/09/2023, 4:09 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30
  • Salary: £39493 - £42503 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Horsham

About Us

We are on a drive to achieve our ambition to provide West Sussex residents with the tools and support to children, young people and adults with lifelong disabilities, helping them to achieve the outcomes that are right for them.
We are creating a Lifelong Service for anyone that has a lifelong disability - learning disability, physical or sensory disability, acquired brain injury or autism - acquired before the age of 25, providing a consistent approach where we understand and work in partnership with children, young people and adults with lifelong disabilities, autism and their families to:
* Offer early intervention,
* Build on an individual's strengths to develop skills and independence,
* Build and promote links with the individual's community
* Promote and maintain safety and good health, and
* Facilitate employment.

About The Job

Salary: £39,493 to £42,503

Working pattern: Part time, 30 hours per week (4 days)

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Horsham / north of West Sussex County

As a Senior Social Worker within a busy community team, your role will involve working with young people and / or adults from age 16 years and upwards (depending on which team you are part of) with lifelong disabilities, including physical and learning disability and autism. You will be responsible for achieving positive change and improved outcomes for young people. You will have a varied, complex caseload, and provide an accountable social care service to those people who access or need the service.

You will be undertaking high quality assessments and reviews including mental capacity act assessments, responding to safeguarding enquiries, and working as part of a team. You will be expected to work within organisation, policy and legislative requirements. You will have the opportunity to apply your social work skills, experience and values to the work that you do in supporting young people, their support networks and your team.

Experience and Skills

(*Please see job description for list of key skills.)

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.
* Experience of effective partnership working 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 forming effective working relationships within a multi-agency /
multidisciplinary setting.
* Advanced theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of social work.
Knowledge of current social work research, legislation, white papers and developments in best practice. Good, up-to-date working knowledge of legislation relevant to the specialist area of the post e.g. the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act.
* Demonstrable experience of dealing with a range a very complex issues.
* Advanced knowledge of risk management and safeguarding.
* Breadth of understanding of the therapeutic interventions that can be used and an excellent understanding of the partnership agencies including health, housing, learning, statutory, voluntary and independent sector.
* Full, valid driving licence.

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.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CAFHE04712.

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Helen McCoy

To apply, please follow the links below to upload your CV and Cover Letter. In your Cover letter outline your motivations for applying and explain how you meet the key skills listed in full and the experience you can bring to the role (please refer to the key skills listed as you will be shortlisted on this) 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 an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that have a disability, are a veteran or are a care leaver. More information can be found on our application help page.

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE04712
  • Published: Tue 05/09/2023, 4:09 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 26/09/2023, 4:09 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30
  • Salary: £39493 - £42503 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Horsham

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