Southend-on-Sea City Council

R2R102612- Leaving Care Social Worker - Permanent

Location UK-Southend-On-Sea
ID 2023-1217
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

Our vision is A Southend Where All Children Achieve Success. By joining Southend City Council as a Social Worker, you will be key to 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 to.

Your new role

Southend-on-Sea City Council has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Social Worker, looking for a change and ready to innovate in an environment where you can stretch yourself professionally and make an impact individually. 

You will play a key part in transforming the lives of young people to enable them to integrate into the community. You will be supportive and motivated, enabling the Social Workers and Personal Advisers in the team to aspire to the high standards that you model. You will be shaping practice standards within the service, delivering positive outcomes collaboratively.

Our Social Workers have unique mobile working technology initiatives and accessible management, and receive all the support they need to produce professional and comprehensive Pathway Plans for young people who come under the responsibility of Southend City Council. Working to the highest standards, you will investigate, evaluate and analyse case information to provide expert, well-evidenced assessments and realistic plans tailored to the individual needs of young people.

You will be expected to be thorough in your record-keeping and insightful in your casework consultations.

You play an integral part in the work that the council does and how they do it for the young people.


Whilst this post is a hybrid one, you are required to be on site a minimum 4 days a week.


If you are a person who is passionate and highly motivated about developing services within a health and social care perspective, we would want to hear from you.

In return, we will offer professional supervision; appraisal and regular training.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this position you must be able to work in the UK, have a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the Social Work England and have completed your ASYE.

You will need to have a detailed knowledge of young people, leaving care, looked after children and associated child in need social work practice issues. Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations guidance & policy issues are also required for this position.

Additional knowledge must be demonstrated in: understanding the framework for the assessment of children in need and their families and knowledge of methods of social work intervention. Previous experience of staff management, supervision or practice teaching along with extensive experience of applying assessment skills within a statutory social work setting is a must for this post.

What you'll get in return

 Southend-on-Sea City Council provide membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for employees aged under 75. The LGPS is a generous scheme and provides you with a future income, independent of share prices and stock market fluctuations.

Leave Entitlements:

We offer our employees a generous leave entitlement from 25 days up to 32 days based on length of service (Continuous service). Southend-on-Sea City Council also offer a range of flexible working and family-friendly leave.

*We also offer paid time off to allow employees to undertake volunteering activities*

Here at Southend-on-Sea City Council we also offer our employees free access to a benefit portal that provides access to wellbeing support and a range of salary sacrifice schemes to help spread the cost of items, including:

  • Bicycles, cars, electronics and gym membership.
  • The portal also provides access to a range of discounts on products and services including retail, food shopping, travel, dining out and leisure activities.

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 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. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.



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