Here in Essex, we continue to raise the bar about practice and our investment in our workforce is second to none. It's an exciting time to join us. Not only have we been named Outstanding by Ofsted, we are delighted and at the same time humbled to have been crowned Social Work Employer of the Year for the second time in the last three years!
Are you looking to join an award winning ASYE programme within the Children and Families function where you will have a protected caseload as well as protected time for reflective supervision?
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.
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).
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 joining a unique team within the Family Support and Protection service working alongside other NQSW's, all completing the ASYE programme. You will also benefit from Solution Focused training and support provided by the DBIT Training Team throughout your ASYE year while enjoying lots of peer support and a real sense of belonging as you start your journey with us.
Following completion of your ASYE you will have the opportunity to continue your career with Essex County Council within one of the many services that form the Children and Families function
We offer a post ASYE starting salary of £32,787 per annum.
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. We also offer a university programme to work towards a master's in advanced social work.
Here is what one of the team members had to say about their experience
"I was nervous about starting my career in social work because of a difficult experience in my final placement. The concept team has been a good experience for me because of the extra support, protected time and supervision and being in a team of people at the same stage in their career. Starting our journey at the same time and learning together."
Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.
We are looking for dedicated individuals to join our team. You will be required to work core hours of 9.00am-5:30pm Mon-Thurs and 9.00am-4:30pm Fridays
The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider 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 the 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 its employees.
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 committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.