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Social Worker - Referral & Assessment - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Referral and Assessment
Social Worker
East of England
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
£35,444 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £35444 per annum
Job Ref:

Social Worker - Referral & Assessment - Permanent - Southend-on-Sea - up to £35,444p/a

We are looking for a social worker to take up a permanent post in Southend-on-Sea's busy and dynamic referral and assessment team. As well as post-qualified expereince, you will need to have good IT and organisational skills in order to work in a paper free environment and make good use of the technology available to you.

Benefits of this Social Work role:

* Relocation grant of up to £8,000
* Local Government Pension Scheme
* Savings of up to £900 on childcare vouchers
* Car scheme that allows workers to drive new, fully maintenance, insured car at a lower cost

Responsibilities for a Referral and Assessment Social Worker will include:

* Assessing for and provide services to children in need within the framework
* Ensuring that services are efficiently and effectively provided
* Maintaining high standards of professional practice within own workload
* Managing a caseload of children and families
* Participating in core assessments, in partnership with the child & care providers
* Implementing Child Protection and LAC procedures as and when required
* Working with families, children and young people to reduce the need for accommodation or care proceedings
* Understanding the Every Child Matters agenda
* Helping to develop interventions by working with other professionals
* Undertaking investigations under Section 47s on allocated and duty cases as required
* Providing reports as required for child protection case conferences, children in need meetings, permanency meetings, child care reviews and in court processes
* Giving evidence in court when required

Essential requirements:

* Be eligible to work within in the U.K
* Qualified social worker with HCPC
* Have completed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
* A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 020 7046 6213
Contact: Rachael O'Neill

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