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Qualified Social Worker Transitions Team Lifelong Service

Ackerman Pierce Ltd





Posted: 15/05/2024

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We are looking to recruit a Social Worker for the Transitions Team Lifelong Service within the Social Care Industry. Our client has a well-structured and organised team that are looking to grow their staffing levels. The role offers flexible working hours and has a supportive team culture with regular supervision on cases. West Sussex is embedding a systemic approach and is currently undergoing a number of changes focussed on reducing caseloads and improving outcomes for families. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced and supportive team within West Sussex County Council

Main duties include:

The Transition Teams are county-wide teams that offer a service to young people from the age of 16 who have lifelong disabilities.
Lifelong disability transition services are for those young people with physical disability, learning disability and / or autism.
The focus of the team is to support people moving from childhood to adulthood and plan for the time after the person turns 18.
Transition is a busy and exciting time for workers and young people.
You will be expected to work within organisational, policy and legislative frameworks as you support young people to increase their independence and plan for the future. As a Social Worker within a busy community team, you will be responsible for achieving positive change and improved outcomes for young people.
You will have a varied, complex caseload, and provide an accountable social care service to those people who access or need the service.
You will be undertaking high quality assessments and reviews including mental capacity act assessments, responding to safeguarding enquiries, and working as part of a team.
You will be expected to work within organisational, policy and legislative requirements. You will have the opportunity to apply your social work skills, experience and values to the work that you do in supporting young people, their support networks and your team.
We are looking for people who have high aspirations for themselves, the people they support and their profession.
You will understand the principles of safeguarding and be able to apply these when called upon to do so.
You need to be able to form and maintain positive working relationships, and will be a committed team player who proactively supports colleagues.
You will be motivated to contribute to the success of the team by supporting the duty function which includes managing incoming work under the supervision of a duty manager.
You will be able to plan creatively with individuals and families ensuring best use is made of family and community resources whilst ensuring you follow agreed processes accurately and in a timely way.
You will undertake post-qualifying training and maintain any records of training in line with Social Work England requirements.
There is a regular and intrinsic requirement to communicate in English with members of the public.

Benefits of Working with West Sussex County Council:

Our Client has free onsite parking with the opportunity for role progression and training for both perm and temporary staff within the authority. They offer a very competitive pay rate which exceeds most of the surrounding areas.

Why Choose Ackerman Pierce?

Ackerman Pierce calls upon over 15 years' worth of experience in recruiting directly into the Social Work Sector. We can offer a unique experience within recruitment industry where you have your own personal consultant, a DBS and Compliance service with a quick and easy registration process. We pride ourselves on a guaranteed weekly payment process.

To discuss the vacancy further or any other opportunities we have in West Sussex please contact George Willett or email in your updated CV to us today

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