Children with Disabilities Social Worker, Permanent
Southend Council are looking to appoint a permanent Children with Disabilities experienced Social Worker 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.
Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available, however a flexible approach is needed as you will be required to be on site and to travel around the borough
You will be required to investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidences conclusions and realistic action plans. Ensure adequate recording that evidences practice, ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the council’s policies and procedures.
There will also be a need to prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including statements and care plans for care proceedings in the Family Proceedings and County/High Courts. Proactively liaise with and work in partnership other agencies and organisations, parents and carers.
Also attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting the Council plans and opinions with professionalism and integrity.
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 must have previous experience of working within Children with Disabilities, and have knowledge of child protection, LAC and associated social work practices. Knowledge and understanding of the Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families as we as contemporary knowledge of social work their social work applications i.e. attachment theory, enabling change, behaviour management.
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. A full list of benefits provided by Southend Council can be viewed on the “Why Work For Us?” tab.
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
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