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Social Worker - LAC Specialist Court Team

Job Type:
Social Work, Family Court
Child Protection, Looked After Children
Social Worker, Senior Social Worker
South East
West Sussex
£42,122 per annum
Job Ref:

Social Worker - LAC Specialist Court Team - West Sussex - Up to £42,122p/a + £3000 retention

A specialist court social worker is required in a looked after children team, based in West Sussex. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced court social worker to work with children and their families following the initial court hearing. 

Your role will be to expertly manage the court process, undertake assessments and produce care plans for court. If there is a parallel plan for adoption an additional social worker form the children's permanence team will complete this work and the case will transfer from the making of the placement order. 

You will be part of a small practice group of 4-5 social workers with a practice manager as well as support from an advanced practitioner.

Benefits of this Social Work role:

  • Market forces payment (amount dependent on experience)
  • £3000 retention payment
  • Relocation packages
  • Local government pension scheme
  • CPD and training (minimum of 5 days per year)
  • Access to excellent learning and development provision
  • Flexible working
  • Generous holiday package (including the ability to buy additional leave)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Up to 15% discounts on rail fare and discounted season tickets on bus fares
  • Discounts and offers on travel, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities, high street vouchers and reloadable cards

Duties as a LAC specialist Court Social Worker will include:

  • Acting as a professional representative for the service
  • Delivering a service and operating in accordance with the appropriate National Occupational Standards for Social Work
  • Managing a caseload under regular supervision
  • Preparing for, and working with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities to assess their needs and circumstances
  • Participating in a help desk/duty system
  • Assessing needs, risks and options taking into account legal and other requirements
  • Working effectively in partnership with other staff and voluntary agencies
  • Reporting any allegation or suspicions of abuse or potential abuse of a vulnerable person to an immediate manager or supervisor
  • Contributing to safeguarding investigations and child protection planning where appropriate

As a qualified Social Worker, you MUST have/be:

  • HCPC registered
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • A social work qualification
Contact Details:
Tel: 02070466215
Contact: Nina Brun

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