Social Worker - Clacton Family Centre (part time) - Working for Essex
Salary: £36,101 to £48,622 per annum (Full Time Equivalent), £21,660 to £29,173 pro rata
Closing date: 21 Jul 2024
Location: Clacton on Sea
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 17340
Role: Social Care
About the role

Social Worker - Clacton Family Centre (part time)

Fixed term / Secondment, 12 months

Part Time, 22.2 hours per week

£36,101 to £48,622 per annum (Full Time Equivalent), £21,660 to £29,173 pro rata

Location: Clacton on Sea

Working Style: Fixed-base worker

Closing Date: 21st July 2024

This is a 12 month Secondment or Fixed Term Opportunity Part Time (22.5 hours per week) 

Children and Families is recognised as a service in which social work can develop and prosper, with a culture of collaboration, integrity and compassion; promoting development and wellbeing of children, young people and their families; protecting them from neglect and abuse. Working together with partners delivering a range of early help, family support and effective social work interventions which build resilience, remove barriers and enable children and young people to look forward to a brighter future.

Family Centres

Essex Family Centres provide support to fieldwork teams in delivery assessment and intervention across a range of social work issues such as sexual abuse, domestic abuse and trauma. Where required parenting assessments including assessment of parents with additional needs can be completed as directed by the court or under Public Law Outline. Family centres also deliver a variety of interventions to bring about positive change within families, help adults provide positive parenting, and increase the resilience of children so that they can stay with their families where it’s safe to do so.

The social workers within the North Essex Family Centre Service are responsible for managing a caseload of assessment and specific targeted intervention and group work, to achieve positive and improved outcomes for children. The post holder is responsible for bringing to bear the highest possible standards of practice ability and skills to work in line with policies and procedures.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Diploma or degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent
  • Registration with Social Work England as registered Social Worker
  • Demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. Professional Capability Framework (PCF), Knowledge & Skills Statement (KSS)
  • An excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Court experience highly desireable
  • Demonstrate ability in the application of SW knowledge, using emotional intelligence, analytical skills and act with confidence in challenging social and family situations.
  • A good working knowledge and ability to use information technology and related systems e.g. Word, SW case recording systems
  • Required to work flexibly as required, including evenings and weekends if necessary
  • At least 2 years post qualifying experience

To read more about us please visit: Children & Families

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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. 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.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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

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