Social Worker - Family Worker (Link Role) - Colchester

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England, Essex, Colchester
09 Sep 2020
25 Sep 2020
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type

Opportunities in Family Solutions Colchester (based at Greenstead Youth Centre)

Do you fancy a new challenge or a chance to try something new?

The Team
Family Solutions in Colchester is currently recruiting and has opportunities as a result of increasing workload and team circumstances.
We are a dynamic, passionate, supportive and vibrant team who provide intensive support to families and we ensure that family empowerment is at the heart of our interventions. You will be joining a well-established and high performing team at a time when we are growing and evolving as a service.
We would love to hear from interested and suitably experienced applicants who are committed to working with whole families to help them achieve their outcomes and improve their family lives.

The Role

Link Role Family Worker Social Workers are responsible for managing a caseload of families with multiple complex needs and supporting them intensively through the process of positive change. You will work closely with colleagues and partners to deliver the support and will work within the Team Around the Family (TAF) approach. You will need to be confident in challenging and managing risk as well as having an analytical and curious approach. Personal resilience is also important in these challenging roles.

Potential interview date 7th & 8th October 2020

This is a Fixed Term or Secondment opportunity for 9 months with the possibility of an extension. Please speak to your current manager if you are considering a secondment prior to applying.

For an informal discussion please contact Team Manager Susie Kelly on 07738 885149 or email

Skills and Knowledge

  • Social worker qualification, registered with Social Work England and post ASYE
  • Evidence of continuing professional development with good knowledge in relevant professional area and commitment to the principles of evidence based practice.
  • Significant practical experience of working with families with multiple and complex needs.
  • Effective communication skills, good problem solving and assessment skills with a demonstrable track record of building and sustaining positive professional relationships with individuals and families with multiple and complex needs.
  • Experience of applying a solution focused approach and providing practical advice and support to families to enable them to achieve positive and sustainable outcomes.
  • Ability to work in partnership with others to maximise outcomes for families in line with the Family Solutions operating principles.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to use supervision appropriately.
  • 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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    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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    If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 03330135888.