Social Worker - Divisional Based Intervention Team (D-BIT) - Chelmsford - Up to £35,000
Liquid Personnel is pleased to announce that our client in Chelmsford, Essex have a social worker vacancy in their Divisional Based Intervention team. This is a great opportunity to work in a team that is growing and enthusiastic about the work they do.
Essex is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of its employees, including:
- A Local Government pension scheme
- Interest free bus and rail season ticket loans, from £100-£5,000 as well as pool bikes and a car sharing scheme
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Excellent opportunities for personal and professional development through our specialist learning and development teams
- Extensive induction programmes
- Annual leave entitlement of up to 29 days per year (depending upon grade and length of service)
- Continued service benefits
- Staff discounts in gyms/travel agencies/car sales/restaurants and days out
The role includes:
Managing a defined caseload, the Social Worker is responsible for working effectively with children, young people & 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
Role Specific Accountabilities
- Assess, plan, review and provide support to a child, family or carer with complex family or social care needs, taking full account of appropriate legal frameworks, policy and guidance
- Assess family functioning, providing help and support, when relationship breakdown threatens to impair the health or well-being of children at risk of abuse or neglect
- Work collaboratively, building effective working relationships with other professionals, internally and externally to help children, young people and families improve and gain control of their lives when safety or ability to participate in their community is restricted
- Carry out an assessment or enquiry and plan responses to safeguard a child from abuse, neglect or exploitation, building effective relationships with children, adults and families as appropriate, including intervention when information or circumstances suggest there may be a need to remove a child from their parents or carers
- Diploma or Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent
- Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as Registered Social Worker
- Required to work flexibly as required, including evenings and weekends if necessary.
- Driving licence and car is essential.