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Social Worker - Youth Offending Service

  • Job reference: JTH010219
  • Location: Basildon, Essex
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Other YOT, Youth Offending Team (YOT/YOS) Officer
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Job description: Essex County Council are currently looking for a qualified social worker to become part of their busy youth offending team on a temporary basis (3-6 months, possibility for extension) and will be paid at £180 - £200 (LTD) per day.

The Team
The Essex Youth Offending Service work with children and young people who have offended, helping them to prevent further reoccurrence. We achieve this by working together with young people and their parents or carers, the victims of crime and other agencies and organisations in the local community.

It is essential that the ideal candidate has previous experience working within a youth justice or child protection role. You also must hold a DIPSW, CQSW, CSS or an equivalent degree. This must also be backed up by post-qualification experience as a children's social worker. An in date Enhanced DBS check is required due to the nature of the role.
This role will require some travel so a car and clean driving license is a must. You may find yourself traveling around the county of Essex, transporting service users and their belongings, and to be able to do so in an emergency.

Key Skills Needed
*Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with a wide variety of people (young people, their families, other agencies and professionals)
*Strong organisational skills
*Ability to work well and remain relaxed under pressure
*Good level of it skills, proficient in Microsoft Office
*Being able to take own initiative as well as part of a team

If this sounds like you, please get in touch with Jake at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208968, or apply now!

Due to the high number of applications we receive, if you do not hear anything back within 14 days applying this means you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Referral Bonus: Service Care Solutions offer a referral bonus of £250 for every new candidate you refer to us that we place in a position for more than 13 weeks, so please forward our details if you know of someone that may be interested and suitable in the position advertised.