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DATE ADDED: Mon 21/05/2018

Social Worker - Children In Care - Harlow

Harlow, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £30000 - £35000/annum

Social Worker – Children in Care TeamHarlow Salary from £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Permanent contractFull Time – 37 hours a week In ECC we are “Serious about Social Work”. We have invested in our workforce and created a positive environment for our social workers to make a difference and achieve change for our most vulnerable children and families through direct relationship-based social work practice. We have supported our staff to have an understanding of systemic theoretical framework and models underpinning our interventions; to have access to the right tools, equipment and resources; and also the right supervision, training and learning opportunities they need to be strong practitioners. Children in Care Our children in care teams work with children and young people who are in care up to the age of 18. Children in care teams provide a high-quality service to children who are unable to live at home and are placed with foster carers or live in residential homes. The work includes ensuring that all statutory requirements are met and include undertaking care proceedings, supporting children who return home, developing permanency plans which include SGO (special guardianship order) and adoption plans. Teams are committed to high quality work and engagement with all children in care to maximise the potential of young people. They work with a range of agencies, including health and education to ensure that care plans are effective. Why not check out what our current team has to say about working in the Children in Care team Danielle Martin - Senior PractitionerWhy work with us in Harlow? * Local parking for staff, car permits provided * Great team morale, friendly, helpful, supportive colleagues * Permanent managers in both areas who are supportive, encouraging and available * Both teams encourage co working. Senior social workers link with more junior staff to offer great learning and development opportunities * Great training pathways for staff, encouragement to all staff for their continual professional development, to include progression * Good working relationships with other teams and professionals. Step down processes to partner agencies embedded * Staff are provided with monthly reflective supervision * We are passionate about the use of systemic thinking/practice in interventions What you’ll need to join our Social Work teams To play a key part in transforming the lives of children and families, you will have a Diploma or Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as Registered Social Worker. Be able to demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. professional capability framework (PCF), knowledge and skills statement (KSS). 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. Qualification certificates must be brought to interview. 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://(url removed)/dbs-update-service Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link: https://(url removed)/benefits/ Please note ECC regularly reviews its reward and benefits Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success. If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on (Apply online only)*. *Calls to this number are charged in the same way as calls to numbers starting 01 or 02, please check with your service provider Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us
Role: Social Worker - Children in Care - Harlow
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Harlow, Essex,

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