Southend-on-Sea City Council

R2R102584- Family Support & Protection Social Worker - Permanent

Location UK-Southend-On-Sea
ID 2023-1202
Contract Type
Min Pay Rate
GBP £36,648.00/Yr.
Max Pay Rate
GBP £42,403.00/Yr.
Work Pattern
Full Time
Social and Healthcare Qualified
Work Model
Hybrid Working
Post End Date

Your New Organisation

Children Services

Our vision is A Southend Where All Children Achieve Success. By joining Southend City Council as a Social Worker, you will be key in making our vision a reality for all children. You will be joining a service where we demonstrate with pride that: 


  • All paths lead back to the child.
  • We spend time getting to know each child and their story.
  • We do what we say we're going to do.
  • We work with the whole family.
  • No matter what, we aim to make things better. 


You will provide support to work to the highest standard using our model of practice, Restorative Practice, to deliver the vision. You will access a professional social work development offer that has been designed by social workers, whatever stage you are at in your career. You will be given regular restorative supervision and separate supervision focussing on development and evidencing your SWE registration. We want everyone to take the lead in an area of interest for your team, and you will explore this with your line manager. 

We have posts in a number of teams, so please contact our recruitment partner, Hays, to discuss the teams we are currently recruiting too.

Your new role

Southend-on-Sea City Council are looking for a permanent Social Worker to provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload of children and young people within the busy Family Support & Protection Team.

This position will be mostly working from home, but you do need to be able to get to the city to complete assessments and join your team on site.


*This position attracts the added incentive of a one-off payment of £7,500, after you have been employed in this post for 3 years and 1 day.


You are required to provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload (average of 17 -20) of children and young people within the long-term children’s social work teams. You will be developing and maintaining relationships with children and families who require longer-term social work intervention, including those subject to child protection plans, complex child in need, PLO/Pre Proceedings and, if required, within the court arena. 

You need to provide an efficient and cost-effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed. Investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidence conclusions and realistic action plans. 

The quality of practice will be supported by regular supervision; training opportunities, tools and resources are readily available to assist in the day-to-day work. 

Nowhere else will you gain as much experience on the job, making us a sought-after place to work. If you are passionate, dedicated to making a change and ready for a challenge – you could be the candidate we are looking for.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this position you must have a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with Social Work England and have completed your ASYE.

You need to have previous experience of working within Children's Frontline services and have knowledge of child protection, looked after children and associated child in need social work practice is essential, along with knowledge of methods of social work intervention.

Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, guidance & policy issues.

What you'll get in return

When joining the council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: 25 days annual leave, flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensuring that you are supported in this varied and challenging role with the appropriate level of training. A full list of benefits provided by Southend Council can be viewed on the "Why Work For Us?" tab. 

What you need to do now

If you are interested in this role, please click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.


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If you are wanting further information that isn't in the JD, please contact Nathalie


Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.


All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.


The Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications, regardless of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief.




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