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Social Worker - Children with Disabilities

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
England, Essex, Colchester
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
24 Jul 2021

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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Social Worker - Children with Disabilities

Permanent, Full Time

From £32,065 to £43,839 per annum per annum

Location: Colchester

Interviews will be held 16th & 17th August 2021 PM

Closing date: 5th August 2021

In Essex County Council we are "Serious about Social Work"

Children and Families is recognised as a service in which social work can develop and prosper, with a culture of collaboration, integrity and compassion; promoting development and wellbeing of children, young people and their families; protecting them from neglect and abuse. Working together with partners delivering a range of early help, family support and effective social work interventions which build resilience, remove barriers and enable children and young people to look forward to a brighter future.

Children with Disabilities

The Children and Young People with Disabilities Service supports children and young people up to 25 years old with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families. The service works out of offices in Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester and Harlow. Each office has four teams that work closely with each other to provide a smooth and integrated service.

The teams are:

  • 0 - 15 Social Care
  • 16 - 25 Social Care
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Preparing for Adulthood (PFA's)
  • A high needs further education team processes applications for additional funding to help learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities access Post 16 college provision.

    Job Purpose Summary

    Managing a defined caseload, the social worker is responsible for working effectively with children, young people and families/carers to achieve positive change and improved outcomes. This includes enquiry, assessment, purposeful intervention through direct work and review in relation to Child Protection, Child in Need and Children Looked After; achieving permanency through care for Children in Care.

    What you will need

    • Diploma or degree in social work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent and registration with Social Work England as a registered Social Worker.
    • Demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. Professional Capability.
    • Framework (PCF), Knowledge & Skills Statement (KSS).
    • Demonstrate an ability in the application of social work knowledge, using emotional intelligence, analytical skills and act with confidence in challenging social and family situations.
    • A good working knowledge and ability to use information technology and related systems e.g. Word, social work case recording systems.
    • Required to work flexibly as required, very occasionally including evenings and weekends

    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: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

    Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link: 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.

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