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Social Work Jobs Essex

  • Job reference: JN ESX HRLW
  • Location: Essex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
Job description: The Role

Managing a defined caseload, the social worker is responsible for working effectively with children, young people and families/carers to achieve positive change and improved outcomes. This includes enquiry, assessment, purposeful intervention through direct work and review in relation to Child Protection, Child in Need and Children Looked After, achieving permanency through care for Children in Care.

Why work with Family Support and Protection 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
Family Support & Protection

Family Support and Protection works with families with long term complex issues that are most in need and require sustained intervention for more than 3 months. Children are subject to either child protection plans or Child In Need Plans. This includes reviewing and updating assessments, supporting families to achieve change, Special Guardianship Order assessments, Section 7 court reports, working with children subject to court proceedings who are at home or children subject to Supervision orders. Occasionally children become subject to Child in Care Plans and these may be transferred to the Children in Care team.

Knowledge, skills and experience

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 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.

For this position you must also have:

*a degree or masters in Social Work (or any other recognised equivalent qualification)
*1+ years' experience in Children and Families Social Work.
*HCPC registration
*Have access to a car.


If you are interested in applying for this role or if you would like information about any roles in your area please call me on 01772208964 or drop me a message via this advert and I will call you back.

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know anyone who would be perfect for this role and they are placed into work you receive £250 once their probationary period has been completed.