Job title: Children's Social Worker
Team: Assessment & Intervention
Salary: £29,597 - £42,965 (market supplements included)
Contract: Permanent, full-time
Location: Worthing or Crawley (Entitlement to Crawley weighting allowance of £561)
Closing date: 31/05/2019
This post is eligible for our 2019 Retention Scheme which includes a one-off payment of 20% of your basic annual salary after joining. For further information, contact
Please do not wait for the job to close before submitting your application. Once we have sufficient applicants we may close the job early.
With you, with the child, every step of the way
Experienced Children's Social Worker in Assessment & Intervention:
West Sussex County Council are seeking dedicated and experienced Social Worker's to join our children's services Assessment and Intervention teams based in Worthing or Crawley. The successful candidate will be excited to be part of a team achieving positive outcomes for children and their families across West Sussex.
Our Assessment and Intervention service is a fast paced, busy and supportive duty team completing child and family assessments, Section 47 enquiries, Child Protection and Child in Need work whilst planning for permanence from day one. Signs of Safety are the framework we use to support our social work practice and we are proud to not only have collaborated with Eileen Munro and Andrew Turnell, but also have an acclaimed leader of Signs of Safety within our management group, to embed this framework across the service.
Assessment and Intervention is at the forefront of continuing to implement and develop how this framework can produce the best outcomes for children and ensure they are safe and their voice is heard within all the work we do. With investment into our service, we have opportunity to expand our teams to continue the development of targeted Child in Need support, with specialist social workers focussing on ensuring clear plans and interventions with families. We are ensuring a strong local link with our Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help colleagues - to promote local community support for children and families when social care no longer needs to be involved.
As an experienced Social Worker within Assessment and Intervention you will be working to deliver first class support to vulnerable children and their families. We are looking for emotionally intelligent, organised, resilient individuals who are able to evidence the value they could add to our team.
Why choose West Sussex?
We offer small teams of social workers managed by a Practice Manager and support by Advanced Practitioners, regular group supervision and peer learning alongside specialist roles within the assessment team to focus on the most vulnerable children and a minimum of 5 CPD and training days per year with access to excellent learning and development provisions.
For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please contact Sally Orton (Group Manager) at or on .
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, HCPC registration, references & health check. You must be able to travel throughout the county including to locations that are not always accessible by public transport.
To apply, upload your CV and covering letter to explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role. Please ensure any gaps in employment are covered on your CV.
For further information about Children's Social Care at West Sussex and to see our staff talk about what it's like to work with us, please see our site