Family Safeguarding Social Worker

Location West Sussex
Salary £35.00 - £38.50 per hour
About the Team
The office base for the role is Crawley Library. The office is very central within the town centre so within walking distance to a number of shops and parking. As the geographical area we cover is quite large, a driving licence is required.
You will act as a professional who practices effectively with high quality judgement, in situations of complexity, risk, uncertainty and challenge in line with the Professional Capabilities Framework. Manage caseloads with confidence and independence and are recognised as a source of reliable knowledge and advice and use your initiative to broaden your expertise. You help to support case conferences and produce quality assessments, taking shared responsibility and be accountable for your professional development. You will support equality and diversity and respect anyone working for or in contact with WSCC.
Key Skills:
1. Able to analyse and interpret information and data, prioritise needs and formulate plans for intervention and service provision.
2. Able to work proactively as a member of the team to make accurate assessments of needs and negotiate and implement effective outcomes.
3. Able to work in partnership with carers, colleagues and external agencies to deliver an effective service.
4. Able to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral format, including the ability to explain complicated information to others and use negotiation and persuasion skills to encourage others to adopt a course of action.
5. Able to recognise limits of own accountability and responsibility and seek appropriate support, advice and supervision.
Qualifications and/or experience:
• A recognised Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent as recognised by the relevant professional body.
• Registration with the relevant professional registration body and maintaining registration with that body.
• Knowledge of theoretical Social Work concepts and practices, with demonstrable examples of dealing with complex issues, for example, attachment, impact of developmental trauma and child development.
• Experience of effectively coaching and supervising others, acting as practice role model and promoting exemplary practice.
• Experience of managing levels of risk within a caseload.