Salary up to £42,880*
(Basic Salary £28,363 - £33,920 per annum + Market Supplement & Retention Bonus of up to £8,960)
Permanent: 37 Hours per Week
At Thurrock we encourage and empower our social workers and senior practitioners to spend more time undertaking meaningful interventions with families and having quality contact with children, and to be passionate about the children and young people they are responsible for. We believe that continuity and creativity are central to Thurrock's Children Social Care, having a positive impact on children and families and offering a rewarding environment for staff.
The Looked After Children Team is looking to recruit experienced and qualified Social Worker. This service provides, support, practical advice and interventions and strategies to support children in the care of the local authority in Thurrock. Children's health, well-being and their participation in decision making in all areas of their life are at the fore-front of our team's ethos.
There 4 teams who coordinate support for the looked after children in the case of the Local authority.
As a Social worker in this team, you will have at least 2 years post qualification experience in a relevant sector, excellent communication skills and proven track record of working on complex needs and responding to the multiple vulnerabilities
We are always on the lookout for experienced, talented, enthusiastic Social Workers ready to take the next step in their career.
Market Supplement payment subject to performing to the set objectives
In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits including:
- Car Lease Scheme
- Flexible working to enable work life balance
- Accessible management support and regular reflective supervision
- Excellent training opportunities and an established CPD programme
- Generous annual leave entitlement - 25 days rising to 30 after 5 years' service
- Relocation packages
Closing Date: 20 October
Interview Date: 29 & 30 October
Our vision - An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
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