Social Worker- Children With Disabilities

Location West Sussex
Salary £36.00 - £38.50 per hour
Location: Horsham, County Hall North
Payrate : £38 an hour. We are bound by the MoC, which means pay rates are capped. Whilst we are able to pay up to £42, this rate is for those deemed to be at ASW level. Please ensure your candidates are aware that the pay rate they request may not be the rate they are offered; managers are assessing skills and competency at interview. If the candidate is being offered less than requested, we will make the reasoning clear whilst providing feedback
Full-time : 37 hours
The candidate must be a car driver and have access to their own car and be happy to drive around the county to fulfil the role requirement.
Working Arrangements : The office base is Horsham, however most team members now work from home and come into the office a day a week for example and/or in between visits for children and families in the area.
About the role/team:
Children With Disabilities North Team 1 - specialist team working with children who have additional complex learning and physical disability needs, working within the full CIN, CP, CLA statutory framework, and covering the northern area of West Sussex.
We do not have Duty weeks. We do have a Duty rota and SWs put their names down for cover on agreed days.
The team and manager are friendly and supportive, and there is good morale and work being done. We generally have a low turnover of staff, and this vacancy has come up due to a promotion opportunity for the SW; we are looking for agency cover while we recruit.
As a Children’s Social Worker you will be at the forefront of assessing need and risk for vulnerable children and their families. You will be responsible for achieving positive change and improved outcomes by undertaking high quality assessments, care planning and, as appropriate, child protection investigations, to prevent the separation of children from their families where possible. You will ensure that children and young people are adequately protected in line with our policies, procedures and relevant legislation.