Your New Organisation
Our vision is A Southend Where All Children Achieve Success. By joining Southend Borough Council as a Social Worker/Advanced Practitioner/Team Manager you will be key in making our vision a reality for all children. You will be joining a service where we demonstrate with pride that:
All paths lead back to the child
We spend time getting to know each child and their story
We do what we say we’re going to do
We work with the whole family
No matter what, we aim to make things better.
You will provide support to work to the highest standard using our model of practice, Restorative Practice, to deliver the vision. You will access a professional social work development offer, that has been designed with social workers, whatever stage you are at in your career. You will be given regular restorative supervision and separate supervision focussing on development and evidencing your SWE registration. We want everyone to take a lead in an area of interest for your team and you will explore this with your line manager.
As a Council, as we come out of Covid, we are designing future ways of working. You will work using a blended approach of spending at least 2 days a week with your team based at our office and in working from home.
We have posts in a number of teams so please contact our recruitment partner, Hays, to discuss the teams we are currently recruiting to.
Your new role
Southend Council are looking to recruit a permanent full time Qualified Social Worker to work within the Assessment and Intervention team. You will have the opportunity to work from home in this position, but you will need to be able to be onsite as and when needed.
The position consists in assessing and supporting children and families in the LA area. Working under the auspices of CIN, LAC, CP and including section 47 processes. The social worker will need to work as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of a duty system and ensure that cases are held and effectively assessed during this period.
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.
When joining the council in front line services, you will receive a £1000 joining incentive and £2000 at the end of every year that you are at the council as a market supplement – that’s £3000 on top of your salary in the first year!!!