Social Worker, Children and Families Hub - Working for Essex
Salary: £32,787 to £44,826 per annum
Closing date: 09 Oct 2022
Location: Colchester
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 8596
Role: Social Care
About the role

Social Worker, Children and Families Hub

Secondment, Part Time

£32,787 to £44,826 per annum

Location: Colchester

Working Style: Fixed-base worker

Closing Date: 20th September 2022

There is currently a 6 month, part time (3 days per week) and 12 month (full time) secondment available 

Here in Essex, we continue to raise the bar about practice and our investment in our workforce is second to none. It’s an exciting time to join us. Not only have we been named Outstanding by Ofsted, we are delighted and at the same time humbled to have been crowned Social Work Employer of the Year for the second time in the last three years!

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

The Role

The Children and Families Hub is the single point of access for Children’s Social Care. Its primary purpose is to ensure that children and young people and their families receive early help, advice and support to assist in protecting them from significant harm, promoting their development and wellbeing. The Children and Families Hub does this by identifying the lowest appropriate level of support needed to bring about change, support good parenting and promote children’s emotional wellbeing. The Children and Families Hub plays a critical role in engaging parents and professionals in interventions that can bring about change in families and we aspire to deliver an outstanding service to children and families in Essex.

The role reports directly to a Senior Practitioner and will be a member of a large team of social workers and alternatively qualified staff. The role is focussed upon delivering excellent social work practice, with offering advice to professionals who have safeguarding concerns for children and undertaking triage to establish whether there is an ongoing role for children’s social care to assist parents in ensuring their child’s safety. The postholder is responsible for bringing to bear the highest possible standards in social work practice, ability and skills, working in accordance with defined legal frameworks, policy and procedures.

You will need

  • Diploma or degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent.
  • Registration with the Social Work England as a registered Social Worker.
  • Demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards eg Professional Capability Framework (PCF), Knowledge & Skills Statement (KSS).
  • Case recording.
  • Demonstrate 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 eg, Word, social work case recording systems.
  • Required to work flexibly as required, including evenings and weekends if necessary
  • May be required to be mobilised into fieldwork teams in emergency / contingency circumstances

Children & Families: https://www.workingforessex.com/role/children-families

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

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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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