Social Worker - All Age Transitions Team (0-25) - Basildon
2 x Social Workers - All Age Transitions Team (0-25)
Salary GBP30,000 to GBP35,000 per annum
Full Time contract - 37 hours per week
South Quadrant Children and Young People with Disabilities (CYPWD) are currently running a pilot for the 0-25 team meaning we work with children and young people aged between 0-25 who meet the criteria for intervention from the CYPWD team.
The 0-25 service for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs brings children and adult social workers together to provide a single service to support a young person from birth until the age 25, avoiding the need for a formal transition at the age of 18.
The role of the social worker in the young people with disabilities team is to manage a caseload of children/young people with disabilities requiring assessment of their needs, advice, support and development of care plans and support packages in accord with practice guidance.
Within your team you will provide an integrated service to help families meet the needs of their children/young adults, build their resilience and support young people progress from childhood into adulthood.
Please note that for this team, Adults experience is particularly desirable.
For an informal chat to find out more about the role please contact Jacci Williams on or at
Knowledge, skills and experience
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- DipSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent - essential
- HCPC registration as a registered social worker - essential
- Experience in Adult Social Care - highly desirable
- Skills in assessment and report writing
- Knowledge of court work in relation to child care matters and an understanding of the legal process
- Knowledge of current legislation pertinent to child protection (e.g. Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004, Guidance and Regulations, Every Child Matters)
- Knowledge of current legislation relating to adult social care
- Knowledge of disability issues, including SEND legislation
- Knowledge of therapeutic methods of working with dysfunctional families and/or families in crisis
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Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of its employees, including:
- A local government pension scheme (LGPS), a career average scheme with employee and employer contributions
- Annual leave entitlement of up to 29 days per year (depending upon grade and length of service)
- Purchase of additional annual leave (up to agreed limits)
- Flexible working arrangements (for most roles but depending upon service requirements)
- Discounted shopping through a dedicated Reward Portal (including discounts at major supermarkets)
- Training and development and payment of professional fees (approved professions only)
- Relocation package (up to GBP8,000) where agreed
- Employee assistance programme provided in-house (wellbeing and counselling provision)
- Childcare vouchers, through salary sacrifice
Please note ECC regularly reviews its reward and benefits
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