Looked after Children's Social Worker

Essex Thurrock

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for Social Worker to join a Looked after Children's Team within the Thurrock area.

To provide high quality, professional casework service which meets desired outcomes to all Children & Family service users in the most complex family situations. To promote children living with their family where safe to do so and for those children whom are looked after to promote their welfare and help improve their life chances and outcomes.

The responsibilities of a Children's Social Worker includes:

  • To ensure that all vulnerable children in need and children in care receive a service that reflects the Department's commitment to safeguarding and putting the needs of individual children first
  • To model good practice that reflects a value based approach to working with children and their families and is child-centred
  • To work in partnership with service users, to undertake focused assessments, plans and reviews that have clear objectives and outcome measures
  • To work directly with children and young people to establish their wishes and feelings, using a variety of techniques, as required
  • To work within accepted standards of customer care and to provide a respectful and sensitive service at all times

Requirements of a Children's Social Worker:

  • 2 years recent experience within a LAC Team
  • HCPC registered
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £39.87 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW339515_1544028014
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2018-12-05
  • Location: Thurrock Essex
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2018-12-26
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