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Social Worker - Assessment & Intervention - Basildon

Posted 22 September by Capita Managed Services Ended

Social Worker - Assessment & Intervention Team

Basildon

Salary from £30,000 to £35,000 per annum

Permanent

Full Time Contract - 37 hours a week

The Role

Family Operations delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable children, young people and complex families. These services will be delivered against specifications set by the People Commissioning function in line with the County 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 & Intervention, Family Support & Protection, Children in Care & Leaving Care, Fostering & 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 & 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 Family Operations 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 S47 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 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 the 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:

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on *.

*Calls to this number will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of its employees, including:

  • A local government pension scheme (LGPS), a career average scheme with employee and employer contributions

  • Annual leave entitlement of up to 29 days per year (depending upon grade and length of service)

  • Purchase of additional annual leave (up to agreed limits)

  • Flexible working arrangements (for most roles but depending upon service requirements)

  • Discounted shopping through a dedicated Reward Portal (including discounts at major supermarkets)

  • Training and development and payment of professional fees (approved professions only)

  • Relocation package (up to £8,000) where agreed

  • Employee assistance programme provided in-house (wellbeing and counselling provision)

  • Childcare vouchers, through salary sacrifice

Please note ECC regularly reviews its reward and 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.

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