Social Worker - Clacton Family Centre

Posted 27 October by Essex County Council

Social Worker - Clacton Family Centre

Permanent, Full Time

£32,065 to £43,839 per annum

Location: Clacton on Sea

Closing date: 7th November 2021

In Essex County Council we are "Serious about Social Work"

Children and Families is recognised as a service in which social work can develop and prosper, with a culture of collaboration, integrity and compassion; promoting development and wellbeing of children, young people and their families; protecting them from neglect and abuse. Working together with partners delivering a range of early help, family support and effective social work interventions which build resilience, remove barriers and enable children and young people to look forward to a brighter future.

Essex family centres work with children and their families offering a wide range of services such as assessment, group work and bespoke packages of change work aimed at supporting parents to resolve concerns in relation to their children's safety and wellbeing as highlighted by fieldwork teams.

Our assessment work is quite varied, including assessments of known and suspected male sex offenders, AIM assessment and intervention for boys or girls who are demonstrating sexually harmful behaviour; parenting capacity assessments for court, PAMS (parenting assessment manual software) assessments with parents who have learning needs as well as the assessment of sibling relationships.

Our group work interventions offer support to women who are in a protective role for children where there are concerns regarding sex offending; support for dads; work around domestic abuse, healthy relationships and trauma.

We are looking for motivated social workers, who are passionate about making a difference for children and their families, to join our team. This is what some of our staff have to say about working in a family centre:

"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

What you'll need to join our Social Work teams

  • Diploma or degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent.
  • Registration with Social Work England as a registered Social Worker.
  • Demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards eg Professional Capability Framework (PCF), Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS).
  • Case recording.
  • Demonstrate ability in the application of SW knowledge, using emotional intelligence, analytical skills and act with confidence in challenging social and family situations.
  • A good working knowledge and ability to use information technology and related systems eg Word, SW case recording systems.
  • Required to work flexibly as required, including evenings and weekends if necessary.

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://dbs-update-service

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Reference: 44490259

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