Social Workers and Senior Practitioners- Family Support and Protection - North Essex
Permanent, Full Time
£32,065 to £49,183 per annum
We’re Serious about Social Work, we will give you freedom to practice
We are outstanding…
We really want you to come and join our brilliant, dedicated creative teams, who are passionate about supporting lasting change for children and families across North Essex. (Colchester, Clacton on Sea, Tendring and surrounding areas)
At Essex County Council, our Children and Families Social Care service is committed to giving every child and young person the support they need to excel in life.
Our Social Work teams are at the heart of this ambition. So, we’ve worked hard to give our Social Workers freedom to practice, time to reflect and space to develop meaningful relationships with families, with the right framework in place to enable their success.
Using systemic and strength-based social work approaches, we deliver high-quality services to families facing the most complex situations in their lives.
Now, we need more Social Workers to help us continue enhancing and evolving our service.
There are roles across North Essex in our Family Support and Protection teams, this is your opportunity to play an integral part in improving the life outcomes of some of our county’s most vulnerable children and families.
Be part of a strong team dedicated to delivering systemic, relationship-based social work, and create lasting change for children and families in Essex.
Whether you join us as a Social Worker or a Senior Practitioner, we’ll empower you to put families at the centre of your practice. And we’ll encourage you to bring and implement new ideas to help enhance our services even further.
As a Senior Practitioner you’ll be an inspirational leader within the team, with the opportunity to take the lead in a practice area.
We’ll also provide you with excellent training and development opportunities for continued professional development. Because we’re committed to succession planning with our staff.
So, join us and we’ll support you to develop your practice, advance your skills and progress your social work career.
As a Best Social Work Employer of the Year Award winner, we’re also proud to be the only Local Authority in the country to be accredited by BASW as a CPD provider.
We’re passionate about enabling the life-changing work of our social workers. That’s why we continue to invest in them, giving our practitioners the tools, learning facilities, mentoring opportunities, and resources they need to improve life outcomes.
We ensure that all our colleagues have a comprehensive and current understanding of the systemic theoretical framework and models underpinning our interventions.
About the Team
Family Support and Protection (FS&P) is a highly regarded frontline service working across Essex.
Our teams work in a dynamic and supportive environment, with families who require our support and intervention for longer than three months intervention.
We specialise in working alongside families as agents of change, enabling children to remain with their families wherever possible.
As well as supporting families as Children in Need (CIN) and when they are subject to Child Protection (CP) plans. We work hard to ensure Children can remain with their families where possible, but we do have a dedicated Children in Care Team.
We work in partnership with families and services in the community to achieve positive change within the context of managing risk. We have brilliant Family Centres and a highly- regarded Family Group Conference Service to support us in this.
This is deeply interesting and varied work giving you scope to develop your practice, with the right framework, tools, and supervision in a variety of ways including group, individual, personal, reflective spaces.
If you want to find out more we are holding a recruitment event on the 24th May 2021, please contact Jane.email@example.com to register for the event and for further information.
Along with a diploma in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent, and Social Work England registration as a registered Social Worker, you will be expected to bring skill and high standards of social work to your own caseload, with a comprehensive working knowledge and experience within the field of practice in Children Services.
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: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link: https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits/
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 any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0333 013 5888. Lines are open Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16.30 or alternatively you can talk to our recruiter, email@example.com