Social Worker - Children with Disabilities Team
Salary £30,000- £35,000 per annum
Full Time - 37 hours per week
Interviews have been scheduled for the week commencing 23rd April.
Managing a defined caseload, the senior practitioner is 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.
Invested in your continuous training and development, this role comes with the opportunity to complete masters modules which are fully supported and funded by Essex County Council. You will be given access to the best possible training in the industry and work towards completing your masters degree whilst working, allowing you to specialise if you wish.
Children with Disabilities Team
Children with disabilities works with families with long term complex disabilities issues and require sustained intervention and support to maximise each child's potential. The range includes working with children receiving short breaks or support packages, looked after children and children subject to child protection plans. This includes reviewing and updating assessments, supporting families to achieve change and working with a range of agencies, including health and education, to ensure that EHC (Education Health and Care) plans are effective and working with colleagues in plan for transitions.
The role of our social workers is to manage a caseload of children/young people with disabilities requiring assessment of their needs, advice, support and development of care plans and support packages in accord with practice guidance. The post holder will work as part of a 0 to 25yrs service for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs. Within your team you will provide an integrated service to help families meet the needs of their children, build their resilience and support young people progress from childhood into adulthood.
We are one of the country's leading and most effective children's social care services. We have embraced the Munro review of child protection principles and we are at the forefront of effective social work practice, having just received a 'Good' inspection rating from Ofsted.
Why not check out what our current team have to say about working in children with disabilities:
Why work with us in Harlow?
- Local parking for staff
- Great team morale, friendly, helpful, 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
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.
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link:
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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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