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Southend-on-sea, Essex Hays
Family Support, Child Protection, Social Worker, Permanent

Your new company
Our vision is A Southend Where All Children Achieve Success. By joining Southend City Council as a Social Worker, you will be key in making our vision a reality for all children. You will be joining a service where we demonstrate with pride that:

All paths lead back to the child.We spend time getting to know each child and their story.We do what we say we're going to do.We work with the whole family.No matter what, we aim to make things better.
You will provide support to work to the highest standard using our model of practice, Restorative Practice, to deliver the vision. You will access a professional social work development offer that has been designed by social workers, whatever stage you are at in your career. You will be given regular restorative supervision and separate supervision focussing on development and evidencing your SWE registration. We want everyone to take the lead in an area of interest for your team, and you will explore this with your line manager.We have posts in a number of teams, so please contact our recruitment partner, Hays, to discuss the teams we are currently recruiting too.
Your new role
Southend-on-Sea City Council are looking for a permanent Social Worker to provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload of children and young people within the busy Family Support & Protection Team.This position will be mostly working from home, but you do need to be able to get to the city to complete assessments and join your team on site.
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 are required to provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload (average of 17 -20) of children and young people within the long-term children's social work teams. You will be developing and maintaining relationships with children and families who require longer-term social work intervention, including those subject to child protection plans, complex child in need, PLO/Pre Proceedings and, if required, within the court arena.You need 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.The quality of practice will be supported by regular supervision; training opportunities, tools and resources are readily available to assist in the day-to-day work.
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 have a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with Social Work England and have completed your ASYE.You need to have previous experience of working within Children's Frontline services and have knowledge of child protection, looked after children and associated child in need social work practice is essential, along with knowledge of methods of social work intervention.Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, guidance & policy issues.What you'll get in return
Pension:
Southend-on-Sea City Council provide membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for employees aged under 75. The LGPS is a generous scheme and provides you with a future income, independent of share prices and stock market fluctuations.Leave Entitlements:We offer our employees a generous leave entitlement from 25 days up to 32 days based on length of service (Continuous service). Southend-on-Sea City Council also offer a range of flexible working and family-friendly leave. We also offer paid time off to allow employees to undertake volunteering activities Here at Southend-on-Sea City Council we also offer our employees free access to a benefit portal that provides access to wellbeing support and a range of salary sacrifice schemes to help spread the cost of items, including:Bicycles, cars, electronics and gym membership.The portal also provides access to a range of discounts on products and services including retail, food shopping, travel, dining out and leisure activities.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 need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
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