November 22, 2023
£36648 - £36648

Job Description

Children Looked After, Social Worker, Permanent

Your new role
Southend City Council are looking to appoint a full-time permanent Qualified Social Worker for their Children Looked After Team (CLA).
Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available. However, a flexible approach is required as you will be required to be on site and travel around the city, as and when needed.
This position attracts the added incentive of a one-off payment of £7,500, after you have been employed in this post for 3 years and 1 day.
You will be required to provide an efficient and cost-effective service-to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed. Investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidence conclusions and realistic action plans.
Ensure adequate recording that evidences practice and develops practice that takes a holistic view of the individual, locating them in both their immediate and extended social circles, and having full regard to their overall development needs. Ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council’s policies and procedures. You will need to prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including statements and care plans for care proceedings in the Family Proceedings, County and High Courts.
Nowhere else will you gain as much experience on the job, making us a sought-after place to work. If you are passionate, dedicated to making a change and ready for a challenge – you could be the candidate we are looking for.

What you’ll need to succeed
To be successful in this position, you must be 2 years post-qualified and have a recognised Social Work qualification & be registered with SW England.
Evidence of continuing professional development inc Post Qualification Award Knowledge of child protection, looked after children and associated children in need social work practice issues. Knowledge of methods of social work intervention and relevant legislation, regulations, guidance & policy issues.
Understanding of the framework for the assessment of children in need and their families, contemporary knowledge of social work & their social work applications, i.e. attachment theory, enabling change, behaviour management. Knowledge of methods of social work intervention, knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, guidance & policy issues.
What you’ll get in return
When joining the council, y ou can enjoy a range of benefits including: 25 days annual leave, flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensuring that you are supported in this varied and challenging role with the appropriate level of training.
What you need to do now
I f you a re interested in this role, please click ‘apply online’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV
To request a copy of the Job Description/Person Specification for this role, please contact Nathalie via email