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Social Worker Assessment & Intervention job with Essex County Council

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Social Worker Assessment & Intervention job with Essex County Council

Social Worker Assessment & Intervention

Permanent, Full Time

£34,712 to £46,751 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Community-based worker

Closing Date: 3rd September 2023

Essex County Council understands how important flexibility and wellbeing is for our colleagues working across Children’s Social Care and that we need to think differently. We have developed a nine-day working fortnight for full time frontline Social Workers within Children’s services. If you would like more information on this, please follow this link .

This opportunity is open to newly qualified social workers (£31,161 per annum for ASYE)

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The Assessment & Intervention Team serve as the entry point for children, young individuals, parents, carers, and collaborating agencies seeking access to our transformative Children & Families services. We are dedicated to conducting initial assessments and delivering short-term interventions that make a positive difference in families’ lives. Your role is pivotal – shaping brighter futures for children and families.

We focus on children in need (CIN) and their families, offering three months’ intervention, dealing with S47 child protection enquiries and working jointly with the police and other partners in assessing immediate risk for children that come to our attention.

Managing a defined caseload, you will be responsible for working effectively with children, young people and 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.

What you will need

  • Diploma or degree in social work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent and registration with Social Work England as a registered Social Worker.
  • Demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. Professional Capability.
  • Framework (PCF), Knowledge & Skills Statement (KSS).
  • Significant experience in the application of social work knowledge, using emotional intelligence, analytical skills, acting with confidence in challenging social and family situations.
  • Good working knowledge and ability to use information technology and related systems e.g. Word, social work case recording systems.
  • Required to work flexibly as required, very occasionally including evenings and weekends

Find out more about Children & Families:

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 here.

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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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email [email protected]

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