Social Worker - Assessment and Intervention - Braintree
Social Worker - Assessment and Intervention Team
Salary from £30,000 to £35,000 on appointment with performance related progression to £40,750
Permanent, full time contract (37 hours per week)
Family Operations delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable children, young people and complex families. 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 post holder 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.
Assessment & Intervention Team
The Assessment and Intervention teams (A&I) are the gateway by which children, young people, parents and carers, and other agencies gain access to the Family Operations services of the council. The aim of the Assessment and Intervention team is to undertake incoming assessment and short-term intervention work with families.
Assessment and Intervention teams work in a focused way with those children in need (CIN) and their families offering three months intervention. They also deal with S47 child protection enquiries and work jointly with the police and other partners in assessing immediate risk for children that come to our attention. They transfer cases into longer term teams should families require longer term intervention or the children become subject to a child protection plan or come into care of the local authority.
Why work for Assessment & Intervention (Mid Essex)
Mid is in the centre of Essex covering Chelmsford and Braintree. Each location has modern, friendly and pleasant offices with good links to motorways and mainline rail to London thus travel is easy. The location means that social work in Mid has both rural and urban locations. Mid has 2 Assessment and Intervention teams which work closely together making for a supportive and nurturing environment. Team managers are committed to ensuring that their staff have a good work life balance and that their workers' wellbeing is a priority.
Why not check out what our current team have to say about working in Assessment and Intervention James Bennett - Social Worker
What you'll need to join our Social Work teams
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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.
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of its employees,
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
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