Social Worker - Working for Essex
Salary: £192 PAYE/£207 Umbrella per day
Closing date: 06 Jul 2022
Location: Harlow
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 6371
Role: Social Care
About the role

Social Worker

Temporary, Full Time

£192 PAYE/£207 Umbrella per day

Location: Harlow

Working Style: Fixed-base worker

Closing Date:

We are looking for an experienced Social Worker for this temporary role based in Harlow for an initial period of 3 months with an immediate start.

Working Pattern- Monday to Friday 37 hours per week (09:00 to 17:30)

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.

Please take a look at our ‘No Magic’ Children & Families video here

Children with Disabilities

The Children and Young People with Disabilities Service supports children and young people up to 25 years old with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families. The service works out of offices in Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester and Harlow. Each office has four teams that work closely with each other to provide a smooth and integrated service.

The teams are:

  • 0 – 15 Social Care
  • 16 – 25 Social Care
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Preparing for Adulthood (PFA’s)

A high needs further education team processes applications for additional funding to help learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities access Post 16 college provision.

Job Purpose Summary

Managing a defined caseload, the social worker is responsible for working effectively with children, young people and families/carers to achieve positive change and improved outcomes. This includes enquiry, assessment, purposeful intervention through direct work and review in relation to Child Protection, Child in Need and Children Looked After; achieving permanency through care for Children in Care.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Diploma or degree in social work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent and registration with Social Work England as a registered Social Worker.
  • Demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. Professional Capability.
  • Framework (PCF), Knowledge & Skills Statement (KSS).
  • Demonstrate an ability in the application of social work 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, social work case recording systems.
  • Required to work flexibly as required, very occasionally including evenings and weekends

Sorry, newly qualified social workers will not be considered.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide 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 ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential. 

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

As part of employment with Essex County Council 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 visit: 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. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please email candidate.care@essex.gov.uk