Social Worker - Assessment and Intervention Team
Salary from £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Full Time Contract - 37 hours a week
Please note that this role is unable to accept applications from newly qualified social workers.
Our Children and Families function delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable children, young people and complex families. These services will be delivered against specifications set by the Education function in line with the council's overarching outcomes. The role reports directly to a team manager and will be a member of a small team of children, young people & families professionals focussed on delivering excellent social work practice within given area of service including, but not limited to assessment and intervention, family support and protection, children in care and leaving care, fostering and adoption. The post holder 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.
Assessment and Intervention Team
The assessment and intervention teams (A&I) are the gateway by which children, young people, parents and carers, and other agencies gain access to the Children and Families services of the council. The aim of the assessment and intervention team is to undertake incoming assessment and short-term intervention work with families.
Assessment and intervention teams work in a focused way with those children in need (CIN) and their families offering three months intervention. They also deal with section 47 child protection enquiries and work jointly with the police and other partners in assessing immediate risk for children that come to our attention. They transfer cases into longer term teams should families require longer term intervention or the children become subject to a child protection plan or come into care of the local authority.
Why work with Assessment and Intervention in Harlow?
- Local parking for staff, car permits provided
- Our offices are located within walking distance from Harlow Town railway station and are easily accessible from the M11 and M25
- Great team morale and friendly, helpful and supportive colleagues
- Permanent managers in both areas who are supportive, encouraging and available
- Both teams encourage co-working. Senior social workers link with more junior staff to offer great learning and development opportunities
- Great training pathways for staff, encouragement to all staff for their continual professional development, to include progression
- Good working relationships with other teams and professionals. Step down processes to partner agencies embedded
- Staff are provided with monthly reflective supervision
- We are passionate about the use of systemic thinking/practice in interventions
Why not check out what our current team have to say about working in Assessment and Intervention: James Bennett - Social Worker
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. This will be backed up by post-qualification experience as a children's social worker. 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.
Qualification certificates must be brought to interview.
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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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