Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Southend-on-Sea


Social worker, QSW, qualified social worker, fostering,

Your new organisation
Southend Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work.
This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links.
The Council are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and innovative professional who would like to come and work within their Fostering team as the Supervising Social Worker.

Your new role
The Council are looking to recruit a qualified social worker to work within the fostering team, which is a friendly and supportive environment that works alongside the mainstream childcare teams in a fixed term 12 month part time contract.
This post offers the opportunity for a worker to develop their knowledge and skills and to be creative in their work within the community.
This busy team is comprised of people with a range of professional experience and as such the role requires a confident individual with strong leadership skills and a flexible nature as there is some occasional evening work. Possessing good interpersonal and administrative skills, the successful candidate will have regular formal supervision as well as access to informal support and guidance from colleague supervising social workers.

What you'll need to succeed
The successful social workers will have:

- A recognised social work qualification
- Full HCPC registration
- Completion of ASYE
- Fostering experience
- The experience or drive to supervise new graduates and other team members
- Experience of planning, implementing and reviewing social work practice

What you'll get in return
When joining the council as a Social Worker, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: - flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities.
They are committed to ensure that you are supported in this 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're interested in this role, click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on .

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. T
hey 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.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check

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