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Southend- Qualified Social Worker- Children's Services

Southend- Qualified Social Worker- Children's Services

  • Location

    Southend-On-Sea, Essex

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £26 - £28 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Your new organisation

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are seeking experienced Locum Social Workers for its Children's Fieldwork teams. The teams comprise:

The Child Protection Team, issuing care proceedings, working across multi-disciplinary teams.

The Court & Permanence Team dealing with Looked after Children Section 47 proceedings, writing court reports and statements and appearing in court to give evidence as required

Your new role

You are needed to provide professional and comprehensive casework, to a caseload of children and young people, be responsible for case management and submission of written reports including statements and care plans for care proceedings in County and High Courts when required. You will: * 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. * 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. * Ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council's policies and procedures

What you'll need to succeed
  • A balanced caseload,
  • Support for flexible/mobile working and generous annual leave
  • Bespoke training and learning opportunities.
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • A supportive and open environment
  • A lower cost of living than London, while Southend is only 50 minutes from the City
  • Being part of a culturally rich, diverse town
  • A full list of benefits provided by Southend Council can be viewed on the "Why Work For Us?" tab.