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Experienced Childrens Social Worker - Childrens Disability Team

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West Sussex County Council


from £27,863 to £39,001 (Rising To £41,296 October 2018)

Full Time

Salary from £27,863 to £39,001 (Rising To £41,296 October 2018) Permanent Full-Time Based in Horsham Posts may be eligible for relocation allowance subject to conditions Subject to DBS, HCPC, driving licence, health check and references

With you, with the child…Every step of the way

We’re working together as one professional team, in an environment based on high challenge and high support, creating more positive outcomes for the children and families in our care. As a leadership team we will stand at your side, supporting you every step of the way

A message from the Group Manager 'We are looking for a qualified social worker with child protection and court experience. With a passion for positive outcomes for children and an interest in disability.'

The Disability team is a specialist team based within the Family Support and Protection service.  We provide a holistic service for children with disabilities including assessment, planning and intervention for children in need (S.17), children in need of protection (S.47) and children looked after.  We work closely with multi-agency partners and also have a successful specialist early intervention service – CHOICE – that supports children and families at an earlier stage, including the use of direct payments. 

The child’s experience is at the heart of our service: which means that everything we do and the way we do it can be explained in terms of impact and best outcome for the child.

We are looking for a clear thinking, creative social worker. Passionate about making a difference, Our practice framework is based on Signs of Safety underpinned by knowledge of attachment and the impact of developmental trauma on children and families – all staff receive extensive training and support to implement these approaches. 

Where you are submitting a CV as your application, the following information is mandatory: All employment and precise dates must be included. (Any gaps must be explained if you are selected for interview)