Social Workers Childrens Services CSD00612
Social Workers (Children's Services) (CSD00612)
Please note this is a rolling advert that will close on 31 December 2017. The next selection event is due to take place in October, to be considered for this event please follow the closing date listed below.
Hours of work: up to 37 hours per week Working pattern: Full-time and Part-time
Timescales for our next selection events are as follows:
Closing date for application: Sunday 15 October 2017 Interviews: Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October 2017
We are currently recruiting Social Workers to the following teams:
- Locality Services based in Eastbourne, Hastings and Lewes (includes Duty and Assessment, Family Support and Youth Support)
- Children's Disability Service based in Eastbourne
- Looked After Children’s’ Team based in Lewes
- Adoption Team based in Eastbourne
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Trisha Funnell, Recruitment Manager (Children’s Services)
About the Role
Social Work Opportunities in East Sussex
Discover tomorrow’s social work, today
Come and join the team that won the Local Government Chronicle Award for Children Services Department of 2015 if you are an experienced Social Worker who wants to make a positive difference to the children, young people and families we work with. Bring us your imagination, ambition, creativity and curiosity and contribute to the success of our high achieving teams.
We believe fundamentally that relationships are what bring about change. Relationships with families and children we work with and relationships between staff and managers in our service and so we support that focus through:
Critically reflective supervision. - A learning pathway that allows you to build skills in evidence based practice and research including Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Practice. - Group supervision. - Team practice development. - Flexible and supporting working arrangements. - A comprehensive wellbeing offer.
The result is social work practice which is high impact resulting in more children living with their families and less children on child protection plans.z88;z88;We know we are making a difference as that’s what children and young people are telling us. "
"Since my Social Worker has been involved mum and dad are no longer shouting and there is more food on the table"
You will need to be able to develop good relationships with children and families working in partnership with them to really make a difference.z88;Your practice must be evidence based, and you must be up to date on current theories and research. You should be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal skills.
Social Worker vacancies regularly arise in the following teams:
- Locality Services based in Eastbourne, St Leonards on Sea and Lewes (includes Duty and Assessment, Family Support and Youth Support Teams.) - Children's Disability Service based in Eastbourne. - Looked After Children's Teams based in St Leonards on Sea, Lewes and Hailsham.
Please enquire regarding specific vacancies and indicate where you would like to work, what hours and in what team/specialism you are applying for in your application.
Please note that Newly Qualified Social Workers are not invited to apply for these positions.
Our current Social Worker vacancies are in the following teams: Locality Services (includes Duty and Assessment and Family Support) - based in St Leonards on Sea Children's Disability Service (Duty and Assessment Team) - based in Eastbourne Fostering Team (focusing on Recruitment and Assessment) - based in Eastbourne
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). 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.
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.
Information for redeployees
If you wish to discuss the above position in more detail or be considered for redeployment into this post, please contact your HR Advisor.