Social Worker - Family & Protection

Location Essex
Discipline: Social Care
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: George Vane
Contact email:
Job ref: J5631
Startdate: 03/06/2024

We are delighted to announce that we have a fantastic opportunity for a Social Worker to join a council in Harlow

Job Details

Working hours: Permanent - Full Time

Salary: £31,000 to £48,600 dependent on experience

Setting: Community-based worker 

Location: Harlow

Job Description:

  • Assessing complex social care needs and devising support plans for families.
  • Ensuring adherence to legal frameworks for statutory intervention.
  • Collaborating with various stakeholders and partners to provide comprehensive support to children and families.
  • Developing child-centred approaches for early intervention, prevention, and independence.
  • Influencing inter-agency planning and decision-making, contributing to case discussions and interventions.
  • Communicating assessments and professional judgments clearly, both orally and in written reports, including court statements.


  • A recognised social work qualification and current registration with Social Work England.
  • Continued professional development in line with relevant competency frameworks.
  • Experience in challenging social and family situations.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to engage with diverse groups.
  • Building strong relationships with partners and the community to achieve shared goals.
  • Understanding the balance between cost-effective interventions and meeting needs.
  • Demonstrated ability in clear decision-making to manage potential risks associated with interventions.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and being able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential


Blackstone Benefits 

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

For further information on this role, don't hesitate to contact GEORGE at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now