Social Worker - Assessment and Intervention Team (North)
Secondment, Full Time
£34,712 to £46,751 per annum
Working Style: Community-based worker
Exciting Opportunities for Social Workers in Children's Services at Essex County Council! We currently have 2 Secondment/Fixed-Term opportunities for 9 months working for the Assessment and Intervention North Teams.
At Essex County Council, we believe in redefining the way we approach social care to prioritise flexibility and wellbeing for our dedicated colleagues working on the frontline of Children's Services. Introducing our innovative nine-day working fortnight for full-time Social Workers, because we understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance. nine-day working fortnight
Why Choose Children and Families at Essex County Council?
Join a dynamic and supportive environment where social work thrives! Our Children and Families service is built on a foundation of collaboration, integrity, and compassion. We're committed to promoting the development and wellbeing of children, young people, and their families while safeguarding them from neglect and abuse.
Assessment and Intervention (A&I) Teams: Your Gateway to Impactful Social Work
As a Social Worker in our Assessment and Intervention teams, you'll play a crucial role as the gateway for children, young people, parents/carers, and other agencies to access our comprehensive services. From managing incoming assessments to short-term interventions, your focus will be on children in need (CIN) and their families. Engage in S47 child protection inquiries, collaborating with partners like the police, and seamlessly transfer cases to Family Support and Protection Teams when longer-term intervention is necessary.
Your Role: Empowering Positive Change
Social Workers in this role manage a defined caseload, working closely with children, young people, and families/carers to bring about positive change and improved outcomes. Conduct assessments, purposeful interventions, and reviews related to Child Protection, Child in Need, and Children Looked After. Be part of a team that truly makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Requirements for Excellence: Your Path to Success
To excel in this role, candidates should hold a diploma or degree in social work, be registered with Social Work England, and demonstrate practice aligned with current professional standards. A solid understanding of social work knowledge, emotional intelligence, and analytical skills is essential.
Ready to Elevate Your Social Work Career?
Join us at Essex County Council, where we're not just transforming social care – we're revolutionising it. Your journey to a brighter future starts here!
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The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency.
Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.
Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.
We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.
As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
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