Quadrant Adolescent Worker - Covid Equalisation Team

England, Essex, Harlow
£27203 - £31370 per annum
01 Jul 2021
29 Jul 2021
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type

This is role is a full time fixed term role for 12 months.

Quadrant Adolescent Worker - Covid Equalisation Team

Would you like to play a part in the Covid 19 Equalisation within the Children and Families function at Essex County Council?

If YES…then hit apply to make an application for these unique opportunities making sure that your CV and / or application shows your degree classification / predicted classification.

Job Purpose

Children and Families service is recognised for a culture of working together with partners delivering a range of interventions which build resilience, remove barriers and enable children and young people to look forward to a brighter future.

The young people's adolescent worker will work with young people and their parents who are in need of support or protection and allocated to Family Support & Protection teams. There will be a range of work including working with young people who struggle to manage their behaviour, are at risk of exploitation, struggling with their mental health or having difficulties with their personal/family relationships. The role requires you to build strong relationship with young people and their families, develop a plan of work in consultation with he allocated Social Worker and support the family to work through this plan. Where appropriate this may involved delivering targeted group work activities. Working collaboratively with families and partner agencies to ensure better outcomes for these children.

The young people's project worker will have an awareness of the challenges and issues that can impact on children's behaviour, understanding vulnerabilities and the potential impacts of these, including a knowledge of Child Exploitation. The role requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build strong working relationships.

About Us

With us, you can achieve more - for yourself as well as those you work to support. We're Serious about social work and are always looking for new ways to deliver an even better service, Social Workers play an integral role in our approach to Social Care. Bring your positive, proactive attitude, and we'll empower you to make the most of your ASYE as a Newly Qualified Social Worker within Essex County Council (ECC).

About You

You will have a degree or Master's in Social Care and be looking to start a career dealing within Children and Families. You'll bring a positive attitude and willingness to learn and a passion to help others.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, potentially transporting service users and their belongings in an emergency. As such a driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

What we offer in return

For the first 12 months you will be part of a brand new concept team within the Family Support and Protection service, focusing on the Covid 19 Equalisation programme. The newly created concept teams form part of Essex County Council's unique response to the additional demand, pressures and complexity, created by the on-going Covid19 pandemic.

We'll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training, and development to empower you. You can kick start your career with a range of opportunities offered by our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy. And, with flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we'll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too.

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) 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 go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/working-here/pay-reward/

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.

If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email or call us on 0333 013 5888. Lines are open Monday to Friday between 08:30 - 16:30.