How we work and what it's like to work with us
Social workers perform very varied roles, working as part of a collaborative team with a variety of other health professionals to support vulnerable adults or children. If you’re in the dementia services you will be doing things like memory assessments, but if you work within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), you may be seeing children in a primary care assessment clinic.
What is common across all social workers within our Trust is face-to-face engagement with the people under the care of our services, using a mix of social work skills to engage with that person. This engagement involves supporting them, looking into what their best interests are and helping to decide the best way to meet their needs.
Wherever you are within the Trust, the core of social work is truly person-centred practice. At all levels, we are all thinking about the needs of the individual and their family – they are core to what we do. All our social workers take time to work with the people we support to try and find solutions to the challenges they face, recognising that our role can only be to help guide them.
We recognise the importance of the social work Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) and it guides our practice at all levels. The social work profession, training and spirit are an excellent fit for Sussex Partnership.
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