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Southend-on-sea, Essex Hays
Supervising Social Worker, Fostering, Permanent, Southend

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Children Services
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 City Council's Fostering Recruitment Team are looking to appoint a permanent, full-time, Supervising Social Worker to recruit, train, assess, supervise and support Foster Carers in their role of looking after children and young people.Cases are capped at 6 Form F.Ensuing the highest professional standards and a good overall knowledge of relevant children's and fostering legislation, regulations and practice methods. Providing a supportive and efficient service to children, young people, their families and fostering families, ensuring that the needs of children and their parents and carers are professionally assessed.You will be investigating, evaluating and analysing information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidence in conclusions and realistic action plans. As well as this, you will be required to develop practice which takes a holistic view of the individual, locating them in their immediate and extended social circles and having full regard to their overall development needs.The position is hybrid working, and you will be expected to be on site a minimum of 1 day a week. There will be a face-to-face team meeting every other week on a Tuesday.What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this position you must be able to work in the UK, have a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the Social Work England and have completed your ASYE.You are required to have 2 years post-qualified experience within Fostering.Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations, skills in assessment of carers and the ability to provide support and guidance to carers is essential.
What you'll get in return
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 are 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
Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above, so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.
All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.

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