Locum Qualified Social Worker – Children’s…

Company: CV-Library
Job type: Full-time

Your new organisation

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are seeking experienced Locum Social Workers for its Children’s Fieldwork teams. The teams comprise:

The Child Protection Team, issuing care proceedings, working across multi-disciplinary teams.

The Court & Permanence Team dealing with Looked after Children Section 47 proceedings, writing court reports and statements and appearing in court to give evidence as required

The A&I Team, offering therapeutic assessment to children and reviewing care packages

Your new role

You are needed to provide professional and comprehensive casework, to a caseload of children and young people, be responsible for case management and submission of written reports including statements and care plans for care proceedings in County and High Courts when required. You will: • 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, evidences conclusions and realistic action plans. • develop 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

What you'll need to succeed
* The successful social worker will have:
* A recognised social work qualification
* Full HCPC registration
* Completion of ASYE
* Experience of preparing and presenting case conference reports
* Experience of reviewing care packages

What you'll get in return
* A balanced caseload,
* Support for flexible/mobile working and generous annual leave
* Bespoke training and learning opportunities.
* Excellent opportunities for career progression
* A supportive and open environment
* A lower cost of living than London, while Southend is only 50 minutes from the City
* Being part of a culturally rich, diverse town

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on (phone number removed). If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position with Southend-On-Sea Borough Council, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above. This will be dependent on the volume of applications received

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