Social Worker -Safegarding -Children

Location West Sussex
Salary £36.45 - £39.00 per hour
Location : Chichester Family Hub
Duty week: the candidate will be expected to be onsite in Chichester - currently one week in every four.
The candidate must be a car driver and be happy to drive around the county to fulfil the role requirement.
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.
The candidate needs:
- To be an experienced 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
WSCC SW TEAMS – BENEFITS Currently planning the roll out of the Family Safeguarding model and starting to arrange training in motivational interviewing for our perm and agency staff. Unfilled vacancy gap less than 5% so teams well staffed.