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Social Worker - Looked After Children - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Looked After Children
Social Worker
South East
West Sussex
£29,017 to £42,122 per annum
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Social Worker - Looked After Children - Permanent - West Sussex - £29,017 - £42,122p/a

We are looking to recruit a social worker with a passion for making a difference to looked after children and with an interest and experience of the adoption process. 

With a focus on outcome-based care planning for children, including access to an in-house therapeutic assessment and intervention team, you will enjoy working with young children and/or teenagers. You will support them in their achievements and in planning to build their lives as young adults ready to leave care and live independently. You will be part of a supportive practice group of 6 social workers and a practice manager.

Benefits of this Social Work role are:

  • Market forces payment 
  • Relocation packages
  • £3000 retention package
  • 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 Children's 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

    For more information please contact

    Contact Details:
    Tel: 02070466215
    Contact: Nina Brun

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