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Social Worker Family Support Team Colchester Essex

  • Job reference: JN COLSW
  • Location: Essex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
Job description: Social Worker Family Support Team Colchester Essex


An exciting opportunity to join the Family, Support & Protection in Colchester as a qualified Social Worker

Job Purpose Summary

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 Colchester
*Teams are based locally in the town centres.
*Local parking for staff, car parking 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 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 subject to child protection 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.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all 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 £8,000) where agreed
*Employee assistance programme provided in-house (wellbeing and counselling provision)
*Childcare vouchers, through salary sacrifice

If you are interested in applying for this role or if you would like information about any roles in your area please call me 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.