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Social Worker - First Contact Team - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Referral and Assessment
Social Worker
East of England
£31,371 to £36,876 per annum
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Social Worker - First Contact Team - Permanent - Southend - £31,371 - £36,876p/a

Southend Council are currently looking to add an experienced social worker to their first contact (assessment and intervention) team within children's services. In a first contact team, you will be dealing with all referrals made for children and young people across Southend who do not already have an allocated social worker. You will assess the level of need and plan for an appropriate intervention, if necessary.

Benefits of this Team include:

  • Relocation grant of up to £8,000
  • Welcome payment of £1000 upon joining and a subsequent retention payment of £2000 per year. (SWs with two years post qualification)
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Savings of up to £900 on childcare vouchers
  • Car scheme that allows workers to drive new, insured car at a lower cost

A Children's Social Worker will have experience of:

  • Working with children who are on Child Protection Plans, Looked after Children and Children in Need
  • Attending court 
  • Initial statements for court 
  • Children and family assessments 
  • Working with new Public Law Outline (PLO) 
  • Section 47's 
  • Core assessments 
  • Child protection meetings  
  • Case conferences  
  • Attending LAC reviews   

A qualified Social Worker will have:

  • HCPC registration
  • Eligibility to work in the UK 
  • A full, clean license    

    For more information please contact

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

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