Social Worker - Mulberry Tree Family Centre - Working for Essex
Salary: £32,065 to £43,839 per annum
Closing date: 05 Oct 2021
Location: Colchester
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 2074
Role: Social Care
About the role

Social Worker - Mulberry Tree Family Centre

Secondment, Full Time

£32,065 to £43,839 per annum

Location: Colchester

Closing date: 5th October 2021

 Please note that this position is being offered on a Secondment or Fixed Term Contract basis for a period of 12 months.

We also have an additional opportunity in North Essex at our Family Centre in Clacton on Sea, The Clacton Family Centre

Are you an experienced Social Worker looking for a unique opportunity to develop your direct work, group work and assessment skills as part of one of our Family Centre Teams?

This is an exciting and rare opportunity thanks to the Covid equalisation funding where additional staffing has been allocated to the Family Centres.

The roles will be developed in accordance with each quadrant’s identified needs and will be evaluated for impact, eg in terms of reducing waiting lists, effectiveness of interventions, outreach to families who find it challenging to come to the Centres for work. A common theme in each location will be to work preventatively with young parents/parents to be who have been in receipt of social care services themselves in preparation for parenthood.

This an excellent opportunity to broaden your skills, take on a fresh challenge, as well as develop specialist practice knowledge.

The Family Centre staff carry manageable caseloads, receive specialist training, regular reflective supervision and work in a nurturing, supportive environment.

This is what our staff say about working here:

"Working within North Family Centres brings new challenges every day, it’s very different to being in a frontline team, the work is well managed, although there are often tight timescales to get things done! We get to co-work with others, including our fieldwork colleagues and other agencies such as Family Solutions. We also have the opportunity to specialise in chosen areas (mine are assessing parents with learning needs and working with people who have been involved in sexual offending.) I love working within a really experienced team who offer fantastic support to each other, I actually enjoy going to work and have a sense of pride in all the work we do."

Tina Moore, Senior Practitioner, Clacton Family Centre

If you would like to find out more about this position, then please contact:

Tracy Jackaman – North Essex Family Centres tel: 03330130437

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.

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:

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link: 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. If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email or call us on 0333 013 5888. Lines are open Monday to Friday between 08:30 - 16:30.