Social Worker - SGO & Connected Person Assessment Team

England, Essex, Chelmsford
14 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Social Worker - Special Guardianship Order (SGO) & Connected Person Assessment Team


£30,906 - £42,254 Salary scale according to skills and experience in line with Social Care Capabilities Framework

About us

Our Special Guardianship Order (SGO) and Connected Person's Assessment Team help vulnerable children in Essex find long-term permanent care through connected persons carers and special guardians. Ever since we were formed in April 2019, we've been very successful at what we do, and now we're looking for more social workers to join us in our growing teams.

About the role

You'll join our supportive, friendly teams and carry out thorough analytical assessments as part of a flexible, manageable caseload. You'll also be closely involved in the development of our service, strengthening our links with Coram BAAF and national SGO development partners as well as delivering training to other team members, connected carers and special guardians. We also offer many opportunities to develop and broaden your own skillset, too.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We're looking for registered social workers who have experience of working with children, families and fostering services. You'll have a good understanding of how trauma, neglect and/or abuse can impact children and carers and be able to work well with partners such as Independent Reviewing Officers and fostering teams.

You'll also have good IT skills and be an excellent record keeper. You might have experience of attending court, this is preferred but isn't essential experience.

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.

As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit:

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.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.