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Social Worker - Family Support and Child Protection

Location: HARLOW, ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 30,300-42,254 GBP (UK Pounds) Per day, inc Benefits
Sector: Care Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: X3-359051

Social Worker – Family Support and Child Protection Team – Essex

Reed are currently looking for an experienced Social Worker to join a Children’s front line Team for our client in Essex. You must have 2 years post qualified experience, ideally within a statutory setting.

The Role:

Family Operations delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable children, young people and complex families. Even more so throughout the impacts of the coronavirus, the council is committed to providing the best care for their children. These services will be delivered against specifications set by the People Commissioning function in line with the County Council’s overarching outcomes. The role reports directly to a Team Manager and will be a member of a small team of children, young people & families professionals focussed on delivering excellent social work practice within given area of service including, but not limited to Assessment & Intervention, Family Support & Protection, Children in Care & Leaving Care, Fostering & Adoption. The postholder is responsible for bringing to bear the highest possible standards in Social Work practice, ability and skills, working in accordance with defined legal frameworks, Policy and Procedures.

All social workers are now able to work remotely in light of Covid-19 measures. PPE equipment will also be provided for any essential meetings. Social Workers will not be required travel to meet in areas where there are suspected Covid-19 cases.

Job Purpose Summary:

Managing a defined caseload, the Social Worker is responsible for working effectively with children, young people & 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


Benefits of this Qualified Social Work role includes:
• Competitive rates of pay 
• Strong management and supervision
• Long contracts available
• Low staff turnover

You will need to have: 
• HCPC Registration
• Post Qualified experience as a Social Worker
• Eligibility to work in the UK 

Why Reed?
•Dedicated expert consultant
•Online timesheets & pay management
•Automatic invoicing (Ltd Co)
•Regular progress reports and face-to-face service reviews
•Office hours 8am-6pm to provide support/advice
•Recommend-a-Friend bonus for referrals
•Substantial Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Fund to put towards training or other development
•Reed Rewards and Holiday pay (PAYE only)
• Personalised CV service

If you are interested, please apply now. Alternatively, for more information or if you are a Qualified Social Worker looking for a role within a different team please contact

You can also refer a friend and be rewarded with a £250 bonus! 

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