Family Assessment Social Worker

Job Title: Family Assessment Social Worker

Location: Littlehampton

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Salary: Up to £41,500 per annum including a car allowance


This is an amazing opportunity to join our brand new Family Assessment Centre as a Social Worker. This centre is based in Littlehampton, and your role will ensure children and their families who reside within the centre, remain safe and have improved outcomes as a result of the provision of high-quality assessments and support we offer.

As a creative, resilient and responsible member of our team, you will be at the heart of creating a safe provision for young people and their families and ensure our service best meets their needs.

The role

As a valued member of our Family Assessment Centre, you will understand the life-changing potential our service can offer to these families and children.

The Family Assessment Social Worker will lead and oversee the work undertaken by the team assessing vulnerable children and their parents, whilst identifying the risks and protective factors that have resulted in the families need of a targeted parenting assessment.

As a safeguarding champion, you will ensure high standards of care, assessment and support for the families at the centre. You will be involved in making significant recommendations in children and families’ lives such as whether children should be placed in Local Authority Care.

You will collaborate with our specialist clinical teams to identify and make available the right kinds of support, from occupational therapy to art therapy. Through your passion and commitment, you will support families through crisis and make a true difference and impact to their lives.

Who we are looking for

You will be passionate about building incredible lives for children, and have the ability to work with very high risk and vulnerable families who will exhibit challenging behaviours in a pressurised environment. You will be confident and imaginative, with either a BA or MA degree in social work and an energetic and open-minded approach.

Families and children will be relying on you to create supportive, nurturing relationships, so you will need to show that you can work collaboratively to identify appropriate assessment tools and interventions and then agree actions and care plans that will help these families.

You will be excited by taking on real responsibility, and you will be ready and willing to benefit from all the support we offer to help you do your job. You will also be generous with your own skills and experience, helping our brand new team to excel.

Why join National Fostering Group?

  • We are a values-driven organisation that puts people first
  • We provide continuous professional development to take your career further
  • Our accredited training programmes include diplomas and NVQs
  • Our innovative Careers Pathway programme lets you plan your own incredible future – including opportunities to become an Advanced Practitioner, Practice Supervisor, Team Leader, Registered Manager
  • You’ll always feel valued, important and secure
  • We believe in the abilities and potential of our team
  • You’re always trusted, always supported
  • We build our bonds through a great social events calendar
  • Our Your Wellbeing Matters initiative provides total support
  • Our Employees Rewards Hub offers great rewards such as discount vouchers and money off gym memberships
  • Holidays start at 25 days per annum
  • We offer very competitive salaries and an excellent workplace pension scheme


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Job Vacancy ID: 165263

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