Senior/Social Worker - Child and Family Intervention

Location Chichester
Job type Permanent
Salary £29597 - £42965 per annum
Contact Neil Clements
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Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Senior Social Worker/Social Worker to work full-time within a Child and Family Intervention Service (Pre-Birth Specialist) across various locations in West Sussex. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's services and be registered with Social Work England.

The salary for this permanent Senior/Social Worker job is £29,597 - £42,965 per annum.


  • 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 and Children in Need.
  • Interventions include PAMS assessments and teaching programmes, pre-birth intervention, direct work with children, developing child and parent relationships, use of Video Interactive Guidance, narrative work and protective parenting with the non-offending partner where sexual harm is a risk.

Main Duties:

  • As a pre-birth specialist Social Worker, you will develop and maintain professional relationships with other agencies, including health and early help colleagues, to ensure that our pre-birth work is being managed holistically and that, as a local authority, we are providing a consistent service to families. As part of this you will regularly attend multi-agency partner meetings as a representative of children's social care and be a key point of contact within the organisation.
  • Offer training to social work teams and may be required to undertake some more complex assessments for Court.
  • Identify arising issues or challenges, where relevant, for our unborn children and new-born infants, contributing to the development of solutions.
  • Support the ongoing implementation of the West Sussex County Council pre-birth policy and guidance, including multi-agency partner protocol, and the Ofsted improvement plan with specific focus to pre-birth practice.


  • We offer small teams of Social Workers managed by a Practice Manager and support by Child and Family Workers embedded in the service. Alongside this, we are able to provide additional support from Coordinators who provide flexible administrative support.
  • Offer regular group supervision and peer learning alongside specialist roles to focus on the most vulnerable children.
  • Access to research communities including Research in Practice, flexible and mobile working opportunities, a minimum of 5 days CPD per year, Social Work England fees paid and annual leave of up to 29 days.
  • This post is eligible for our Recruitment & Retention Scheme which includes a one-off payment of 20% of your basic annual salary after joining, free parking or payment for parking and the option of an interest free loan of up to £10,000. Relocation support may be available.

Requirements of the Senior/Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in Social Work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • A minimum 2 years' experience within Children's Services


This Senior/Social Worker job is advertised by Neil Clements; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.