Are you a Newly Qualified Social Worker?
We are offering a highly competitive pay and benefits package, a free parking space, support for flexible/mobile working, generous annual leave and bespoke learning and training opportunities. Within our Children Services we aim to offer the opportunity for Newly Qualified Support Workers to be guided and mentored through that crucial first year of practice.
What to expect from the Southend Borough Council
Southend Borough Council recognise that being a Social Worker is a hugely rewarding yet challenging role, helping to support children and families and our client is therefore offering expert guidance and support to NQSWs during their ASYE. You will be highly trained and equipped to become an outstanding social worker, delivering first-rate services and excellence in outcomes for children and families. Our approach includes a phased increase to the volume and complexity of your workload incorporating support of a strong leadership and management team who will work with you to identify bespoke training and development opportunities.
What else to expect
• Hands-on learning with strong support and mentoring
• Strong mentors overseeing your development
• Extensive training and qualification opportunities
• Practice learning opportunities working closely with HR and HEIs.
Southend Borough Council is committed to excellent outcomes, which includes providing monthly supervision, an open door management approach, well managed caseloads and excellent career progression opportunities.
Southend is a vibrant place to live. It is strategically positioned to take advantage of excellent rail and road links to London. This is the ideal place to bring up a family with affordable house prices, a beautiful seaside and great local amenities. Southend also has a vibrant music and arts scene, as recognised in the national press recently.
The main purpose of this role is to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and young people with the most complex and acute needs, including those at risk of serious harm and that the needs of children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed. The vacancy requires you to investigate, evaluate and analyse need, demonstrating clarity of assessment and reliability of information. You will be responsible for case management compliance as per the Council's policies and procedures. Being a Social Worker for Children Services will involve submitting written reports when required, including statements and care plans for care proceedings in County and High Courts.
What we’re looking for
Southend Borough Council aspires to achieve excellence in its delivery of social care and to employ Social Workers who share its values and aims. To make this happen, we are looking for brilliant NQSWs who inspire and deliver change all around them. You will need to be a Social Work graduate with the following attributes:
• A passion to improve the lives of children
• Ambition and motivation
• You must be committed to continuously developing your social work practice
• Have pre-qualification children’s social care work experience
• Be degree qualified in Social Work
• Be up to date with current legislation/policy/procedures around child protection
• Able to work under pressure, excellent organisational ability
• Have knowledge/understanding of using appropriate assessment tools and research
• Have an enhanced DBS and
• Be HCPC registered
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 believe you have the skillset, passion and commitment to children services then please apply today or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a full job description.