Social Worker - Assessment and Intervention - Basildon
Social Worker - Assessment and Intervention Team
BasildonSalary from £30,000 to £35,000 per annumPermanentFull Time Contract - 37 hours a week The Role
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.
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.Assessment and Intervention Team
The assessment and intervention teams (A&I) are the gateway by which children, young people, parents and carers, and other agencies gain access to the Children and Families services of the council. The aim of the assessment and intervention team is to undertake incoming assessment and short-term intervention work with families.
Assessment and intervention teams work in a focused way with those children in need (CIN) and their families offering three months intervention. They also deal with section 47 child protection enquiries and work jointly with the police and other partners in assessing immediate risk for children that come to our attention. They transfer cases into longer term teams should families require longer term intervention or the children become subject to a child protection plan or come into care of the local authority.
Why work with Assessment and Intervention in Basildon?Free onsite parking for staff, easily accessible via A13/A127.Great team morale, friendly, helpful, supportive colleagues.Permanent Managers in both areas who are supportive, encouraging and available.All teams are based in the same offices which is great for collaborative working.Great training pathways for staff, encouragement to all staff for their continual professional development.Good working relationships with other teams and Professionals. Step down processes to partner agencies embedded.Staff are provided with monthly reflective supervisionWe are passionate about the use of systemic thinking/practice in interventions.
Why not check out what our current team have to say about working in Assessment and Intervention James Bennett - Social Worker
What you'll need to join our Social Work teams
To play a key part in transforming the lives of children and families, you'll be a BA Social Work, DIPSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent graduate. This will be backed up by post-qualification experience as a children's social worker. Open to change and ready to innovate, you will be keen to join an environment where you can stretch yourself professionally, make an impact individually and deliver positive outcomes collaboratively.
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.
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link: https://www.workingforessex.com/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 033 005 83330*.
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