Child Protection Social Worker, Permanent, Southend
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 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 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!
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.
You are needed 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.
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 What you’ll get in return If you join the Council you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes, 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities.
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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