West Sussex County Council
Job title: Children’s Social Worker
Team: Child & Family Intervention Service
Salary: £29,597 – £42,965 (market supplements included)
Contract: Various, please see below
Horsham (1x full-time and 1 x part-time)
Worthing (1 x part-time)
Bognor Regis (1 x full-time FTC)
Please do not wait for the job to close before submitting your application. Once we have sufficient applicants we may close the job early.
This post is eligible for our 2019 Retention Scheme which includes a one-off payment of 20% of your basic annual salary after joining (pro-rata). For further information, contact
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, HCPC registration, references & health check. You must be able to travel throughout the county including to locations that are not always accessible by public transport.
With you, with the child, every step of the way
West Sussex County Council is seeking several experienced Social Worker’s to join our Child & Family Intervention Service. Can you make a difference to our most vulnerable children?
The Child and Family Intervention Service is a specialist service providing a range of interventions based on Developmental Trauma, Attachment Theory and practice for families with children on Child Protection Plans and in the Public Law Outline including legal proceedings. Interventions include PAMS assessments, pre-birth assessment, direct work, developing child and parent relationships, use of Video Interactive Guidance and narrative work to help parents understand the impact of their own history on the way they care for their child.
Comprehensive reports are written by Child & Family Intervention Service workers to assist the child’s social worker formulate care plans and assess a parents ability to make necessary changes and to maintain those changes over time. CFIS workers also attend court to give evidence of their work. The staff team consists of both social workers and child and family workers who have all received additional therapeutic training.
As an experienced Social Worker within CFIS you will be passionate about ensuring our most vulnerable children have clear decisions about their future. You will be able to build positive working relationships with parents and their children, professionals, partner agencies and carers as well as respectfully challenge when appropriate.
Why choose West Sussex?
We offer small teams of social workers managed by a Practice Manager, regular group supervision and peer learning alongside specialist roles within the team to focus on the most vulnerable children and a minimum of 5 CPD and training days per year with access to excellent learning and development provisions.
For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please contact Jill Chadwick (Practice Manager, Horsham) at or , Jonathan Palmer-White (Practice Manager, Worthing) at or or Kate Simmons (Practice Manager, Bognor Regis) at or .
To apply, upload your CV and covering letter explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role. Please ensure any gaps in employment are covered on your CV.
For further information about Children’s Social Care at West Sussex and to see our staff talk about what it’s like to work with us, please see our site
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