The Teams

Our Social Work teams are based in four service areas: Crawley, Horsham, Worthing and Bognor Regis.

Teams based in Crawley and Horsham cover the North of the county and teams based in Worthing and Bognor Regis cover the south of the county. WSCC do have county wide teams that would cover the whole of the county.

Contact, Assessment and Intervention — including the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub): undertaking Child and Family Assessments, S.47 inquiries and intervention and planning for Children in Need

Family Support and Protection: working with longer term Children in Need, children subject to Child Protection plans and PLO processes and including the Child Disability service: providing a service for children with disabilities including assessment, family support (S.17 and S.47) and children looked after

Resilience and Permanence — including the Adolescent, Family Resource service: working with children who are looked after and/or on the edge of care, including Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, children who are missing and those at risk of CSE, and Children Looked After service: including permanency and care planning, family proceedings and preparation for children leaving care

Fostering and Adoption and Intervention — including Fostering and Adoption: working with foster carers as a supervising social worker, undertaking assessments and providing support to adopters and others with Special Guardianship Orders and the Child Family Intervention service: providing a range of direct work interventions to parents/carers and their children to facilitate family change and improve safety and practice

To find out more about any of the service areas and roles, please email us at: hereforyou@westsussex.gov.uk

How to apply

To be considered for a position in one of our teams you must:

  • Hold a Social Work qualification
  • Be HCPC registered
  • Hold a valid driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK and have access to a vehicle
  • Pass or have WSCC DBS clearance

To apply for our vacancies please click onto the vacancy details where shown. We’d like you to complete a short application form to capture your personal details and upload your CV. Your CV should detail your education and employment history, and including the contact details of two referees making sure you give reasons for leaving all jobs and explain any gaps in employment history. We’d also like a written statement about what makes you a great social worker/social work manager, how you meet the key skills and what you can bring in relation to the role.

Don’t forget to include your referees’ details on your CV and provide your HCPC registration details along with an indication of where would you like to work, what hours and in what team/specialism.

Please see current vacancies below.

Current Vacancies

Please click on the following link to take you to our current vacancies and apply

Current vacancies and apply

We’d love to hear from you right away so please apply now and don’t leave it until the closing date. We’ll review your application when we receive it, and if successful at this stage we will invite you to attend one of our regular interview and selection days.

If you are a qualified and registered social worker, and you don’t see the job you’re looking for here, or now may not be the right time for you to move but you would like us to keep in touch with you, please send your CV to hereforyou@westsussex.gov.uk

If you experience any problems submitting your application, please contact us at hereforyou@westsussex.gov.uk

Why we do this...

I have been very impressed by the amount of training and support that I have received (and am continuing to receive, of course). It is clear that West Sussex has a lot to offer Newly Qualified Social Workers. The academy model is really interesting and works incredibly well... It also helps being in a team of friendly and supportive colleagues, as well as having a manager who has such high professional standards.
Newly Qualified Social Worker