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Social Worker in CM16+

Location: SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX Salary: 29323.00 - 35444.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Care Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 9 months ago Reference: 3092011
Southend Borough Council is currently recruiting a Social Worker to join the CM16+ team. The team are responsible for supporting young people in the Council’s care from the age of 16, offering services in line with the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000. The team supports young people up to the age of 21 or to age 24 if they are in higher education. CM16+ is looking for a social worker who has experience in a leaving care team and who is familiar with the relevant legislation and its implications. Read on for further information about this opportunity. This is a 6 month fixed term contract.

You will be expected to provide an efficient and cost effective service to young people ensuring that their needs are professionally assessed making sure every young person will have a professional and comprehensive Pathway Plan and Risk Assessment. The role requires you to develop a practice which takes a holistic view of the individual, locating them in both their immediate and extended social circles, and having full regard to their overall development needs. You will proactively liaise and work in partnership with other agencies and organisations, parents and carers. You may be required to attend court for specific cases and will be expected to present Council plans and opinions with professionalism and integrity.

To be successful in your application you will be required to have a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the HCPC. You will be expected to have a detailed understanding of children in care and care leavers. You are required to have contemporary knowledge of social work and social work applications i.e. attachment theory, enabling change, and behaviour management. Also, having Knowledge of child protection, looked after children and associated child in need social work practice issues will support your application.

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, then please do get in touch with us at or call 01702 455330 for an informal discussion.

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