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Social Worker - Children with Disabilities, West Essex

Essex County Council
England, Essex, Harlow
£34712 - £46751 per annum
Closing date
26 Mar 2024

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Social Worker - Children with Disabilities, West Essex

Permanent, Full Time

£34,712 to £46,751 per annum

Location: Harlow

Working Style: Community-based worker

Closing Date: 28th February 2024

Unlocking Opportunities for You: Join Our Social Care Team!

At Essex County Council, we value our colleagues' well-being and recognise the importance of flexibility in the demanding field of children's Social Care. That's why we're excited to introduce an innovative approach to work-life balance: the nine-day working fortnight, designed specifically for full-time frontline Social Workers within Children's services. nine-day working fortnight

A Glimpse into Our World: Children with Disabilities

Our Children and Young People with Disabilities Service is on a mission to empower children and young adults up to 25 years old who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, along with their families. We operate from offices strategically located in Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester, and Harlow, ensuring accessibility and convenience for all. Within these offices, our dedicated teams collaborate seamlessly to provide an integrated and holistic service.

Meet Our Dynamic Teams:

  • 0 - 15 Social Care: Caring for the youngest members of our community.
  • 16 - 25 Social Care: Supporting the transition into adulthood.
  • Occupational Therapy (OT): Enhancing lives through tailored therapies.
  • Preparing for Adulthood (PFA's): Guiding our youth on the path to independence.

But we're not stopping there. Our high-needs further education team is on a mission to break down barriers. They process applications for additional funding, making sure learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities have the opportunity to access Post-16 college provision.

Your Journey Begins Here: What We're Looking For

If you're ready to embark on this rewarding journey with us, here's what we're seeking:

  • Qualifications: A diploma or degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Certification: Registration with Social Work England as a registered Social Worker.
  • Professional Standards: A demonstrable capability to practice in line with current professional standards, such as the Professional Capability Framework (PCF) and Knowledge & Skills Statement (KSS).
  • Documentation: Proficiency in case recording.
  • Social Work Skills: The ability to apply social work knowledge, using emotional intelligence, analytical skills, and confidence in challenging social and family situations.
  • Tech-Savvy: A strong working knowledge of information technology and related systems, including Word and SW case recording systems.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends when necessary to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.

Ready to make a meaningful difference? Join us at Essex County Council, where we're transforming lives and creating a brighter future for our community. Your journey starts here!

To read more about us please visit: Children & Families

Please take a look at our 'No Magic' Children & Families video

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.

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England's oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest - Basildon and Harlow - are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We're committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We're also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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

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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