Social Worker (Locum) , Children In Care - West Essex - Working for Essex
Salary: £40 per hour/£296 day rate plus 45 pence per mile
Closing date: 30 Mar 2023
Location: Harlow
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 10471
Role: Social Care
About the role

Social Worker (Locum) , Children In Care - West Essex

Temporary, Full Time

£40 per hour/£296 day rate plus 45 pence per mile

Location: Harlow

Working Style: Community-based worker

Closing Date: 30th March 2023

Please note this role will be offered on an ongoing temporary basis as an interim appointment.

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 crownedSocial Work Employer of the Year for the second time in the last three years!

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 the 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.

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Children In Care

As a social worker in the team you will support colleagues, attend group supervision and. The role includes managing a defined caseload, the social worker will be 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, whilst acknowledging that any decision on permanency will be dependent on the Home Office decision on length of leave to remain in the UK.

Our Children in Care Teams work with children and young people who are in care up to the age of 18. Children in Care Team’s provide a high quality service to children who are unable to live at home and are placed with foster carers or supported accommodation post 16. The work includes ensuring that all statutory requirements are met and include undertaking Care proceedings, supporting children who return home where family have been identified. The team are committed to high quality work and engagement with all children in care to maximise the potential of young people. They work with a range of agencies, including Home Office, Immigration, Solicitors, Health and Education to ensure that care plans are effective.

What you’ll need to join our Social Work teams

To play a key part in transforming the lives of children and families, you’ll be a DIPSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent graduate. Ideally this will be backed up by post-qualification experience as a children’s social worker however we could consider a social worker with transitional skills.

Open to change and ready to innovate, you will be keen to join an environment where you can stretch yourself professionally, make an impact individually and deliver positive outcomes collaboratively.

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.

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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.

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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