Social Worker -Child Protection

Location West Sussex
Salary £30.00 - £32.20 per hour

In the children looked after service there is the opportunity to build relationships with children and young people over a period of time in order to help them settle, make sense and recover from their experiences and look forward to their future. In our service there is an emphasis on the importance of direct work and developing and exercising these skills.

The candidate will be needed to undertake court work as part of the role requirement.
The team are on duty two days a month. The social worker is expected to be in the office for duty days.

The candidate needs:
- To be an experienced CLA worker with at least 2/3 years experience.
- Recent Front line – child protection work
- Good assessment skills that are able to identify risk
- Direct work with children to be able to identify their needs
- Good multi agency working experience
Caseloads are about 18 children
Social Workers will always have supervision every four weeks. Plus ad hoc as managers are very available to support colleagues.
Benefits & Further info: We offer flexible working including part time (min 3 days a week), we have
access to pool cars. Office within a 5 min walk of station, and right next to a lovely town. Horsham
also has a nice canteen, with a variety of options for everyone.