LAC Social Worker, Permanent
Southend City Council are looking appoint a full time permanent Qualified Social Worker for their Looked After Children Team (LAC).
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,
You will be required 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.
Ensure adequate recording that evidences practice. To develop practice, that takes a holistic view of the individual, locating them in both their immediate and extended social circles, and having full regard to their overall development needs. To ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council’s policies and procedures.
To prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including statements and care plans for care proceedings in the Family Proceedings, County and High Courts.
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.
*Subject to the candidate continuing in the position covered by the scheme.
What you’ll need to succeed
To be successful in this position, you must be 2 years post qualified and have a recognised Social Work qualification & be registered with SW England.
Evidence of continuing professional development inc Post Qualification Award Knowledge of child protection, looked after children and associated child in need social work practice issues. Knowledge of methods of social work intervention and relevant legislation, regulations guidance & policy issues.
Understanding of the framework for the assessment of children in need and their families, contemporary knowledge of social work & their social work applications i.e. attachment theory, enabling change, behaviour management.
Knowledge of methods of social work intervention Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations guidance & policy issues
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’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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