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Edge Of Care Practitioner (Early Help Family Support)

Location: SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX Salary: 29323 - 35444 GBP Per Annum, inc benefits
Sector: Care Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 5 days ago Reference: 3048895
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is offering an exciting job opportunity for skilled and experienced Practitioners (Social Workers) to join an Edge of Care Team to work intensively with families. The aim is to keep children out of care, to prevent becoming looked after, to work intensively with identified foster families where the placement is assessed as at risk of breaking down. Alongside working intensively with identified adolescents to better meet their needs. This role is being offered on a full time basis for 37 hours per week from 8am – 11pm on a shift rotation. It will include working evenings and weekends. This job is being offered on a Fixed Term Contract basis until March 2019 due to funding by payment by results

The job role will be located within the Edge of Care team, and will build upon the core elements of the service already in place, ensuring families access all the existing services and the Troubled Families programme. The multi-disciplinary team will be available to support families 7 days a week between the hours of 8am and 11pm, reflecting the fact that a family’s needs don’t stop outside of office hours. Practitioners will work side by side with families, foster carers and their Social Workers, using proven methodologies such as motivational interviewing and brief solution focused therapy; supporting families to address issues that may result in the removal of their children. There is a real focus on the reunification strategy to avoid young people avoiding entering to care system if it is appropriate and safe to do so. The aim of your caseload is to enable them and improve their opportunities to remain as a family unit.

The team require the successful candidate to be a qualified Social Worker with HCPC registration. You must have knowledge and understanding of the effect of social and economic disadvantage on young people and families to be effective in this role. The team are seeking someone who has experience of working with families and children with a passion to empower families to change to give them a better quality of life. In addition, they require a car driver or have the ability to move around the Borough for this job.



Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

If you are interested in learning more about this role and would like a full job description please contact Reed - southend.bc@reedglobal.com. The team are seeking two suitable candidates to join their team to really make a difference to families of those within the Borough so if you are if you are qualified please do not hesitate to apply below today.


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