Social Worker - CYPWD - Chelmsford

Capita Resourcing
£22700 - £40750/annum
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Social Worker - Children and Young People with Disabilities Service
Salary from £30,000 to £35,000 per annum on appointment with performance related progression to £40,750 per annum
Permanent, full time contract 37 hours per week

The role of the social worker (applicable to both 0 to 15 and 16 to 25 teams) is to manage a caseload of children/young people with disabilities requiring assessment of their needs, advice, support and development of care plans and support packages in accord with practice guidance. The post holder will work as part of a 0 to 25yrs service for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs. Whilst working within either a 0-15 or 16 -25 team.

We are one of the country's leading and most effective Children's Social Care services. We have embraced the Munro review of child protection principles and we are at the forefront of effective social work practice, having just received a 'Good' inspection rating from Ofsted.

We are entering an exciting period as we improve our service for children and young people with disabilities (from birth up to age 25) and their families, increasing the numbers of social workers and OTs and preparing for the SEND reforms.

We are currently looking for a Social Worker to work in the Young People with Disabilities team, working with young people aged 16 up to 25.

Within your team you will provide an integrated service to help families meet the needs of their children, build their resilience and support young people progress from childhood into adulthood.

Why not check out what our current team have to say about working in Children with Disabilities Clare, Mandy and Glenda

What you'll need to join our Social Work teams

To play a key part in transforming the lives of children and families, you'll be a DIPSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent graduate. This will be backed up by post-qualification experience as a children's social worker. Open to change and ready to innovate, you will be keen to join an environment where you can stretch yourself professionally, make an impact individually and deliver positive outcomes collaboratively.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the County of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

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