Social Worker Child Protection

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 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.

This position will be mostly working from home, but you do need to be able to get to the borough to complete assessments and join your team on site.

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 one off payment of £1000.00 as a joining incentive & also a market supplement of £2000 at the end of each year, plus a parking permit – that is £3000 on top of your salary in your first year!

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