Your new role
Southend Council are looking for a permanent Social Worker to provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload of children and young people within the busy Child Protection Team.
To provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload (Average of 17 -20) of children and young people within the long term children’s social work teams. You will be developing and maintaining relationships with children and families who require a longer term social work intervention including those subject to child protection plans, complex child in need, PLO/Pre Proceedings and, if required, within the court arena. You need to provide an efficient and cost effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed. Investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidences conclusions and realistic action plans.
The quality of practice will be supported by regular supervision. Training opportunities, tools and resources readily available to assist in the day to day work. Nowhere else will you gain as much experience on the job, making us a sought-after place to work. If you are passionate, dedicated to making a change and ready for a challenge – you could be the candidate we are looking for.
Within this position you will receive a £1000.00 joining incentive & market pay annually of £2000, plus a parking permit
What you’ll need to succeed
To be successful in this position you must have a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the Social Work England. You need to have previous experience of working within Children Frontline services and have knowledge of child protection, looked after children and associated child in need social work practice is essential along with knowledge of methods of social work intervention Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations guidance & policy issues