A&I Social Worker, permanent
Your New Organisation
Our vision is A Southend Where All Children Achieve Success. By joining Southend City 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:
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.
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.
Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available, however a flexible approach is required as you will be required to be on site and travel around the city, as and when needed.
*This position attracts the added incentive of a one-off payment of £7,500, after you have been employed in this post for 3 years and 1 day!
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.
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 and have completed your ASYE.
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 is essential.
What you’ll get in return
When joining the council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: 24 days annual leave, flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensuring that you are supported in this varied and challenging role with the appropriate level of training.
What you need to do now
If you are interested in this role, please click ‘apply online’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV
Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.
All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit
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