Qualified Children’s Social Worker, Family Support & Protection, Essex

Temporary Harlow, Essex

Role: Qualified Children’s Social Worker
Unit: Family Support & Protection
Location: Harlow, Essex
Pay Rate: £192 – £238.60 Per Day – Negotiable depending on experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Children’s Social Worker to be part of the Family Support & Protection Team based in Harlow, Essex!

About the role:
The successful candidate must have current experience with a Family Support and Protection Team, and have current court experience. You will be required to assess, plan, review and provide support a child, family or carer. You will be working to build effective working relationships with other professionals both internally and externally to help young people and their families gain control and better their lives. You will be required to build strong relationships with children and their families as assessments will need to be carried out and responses planned to safeguard a child from abuse, neglect or exploitation. Building effective relationships with children, adults and families is key as intervention when information or circumstances suggest there may be a need to remove a child from their parents or carers. You need to be able to write court reports and give evidence in relation to children at risk during legal proceedings, as you will be expected to participate in a range of planning and decision making forums including case discussions, Strategy Meetings, Legal Planning meetings, Child Protection Conferences, Statutory Reviews. To be successful, you need to be able to hold a caseload of a level of complexity and provide case management, guidance, support and expert advice to social care staff, students and newly qualified social workers, as and when required.

Person Specification:

  • SWE Registered,
  • Qualified Social Worker,
  • Full UK Driving Licence and access to a car,
  • Experience in Court and Family Support and Protection.


The successful applicant will be working through RT Social Care on behalf of Essex Council.
RT Social Care have been recruiting for Essex Council for years, and have many benefits!

Why work through RT Social Care?

  • We offer competitive pay and pay to pay scale from day one where possible,
  • Refund of DBS,
  • £250 refer a friend scheme,
  • Training,
  • Summer and Festive parties (Food and drink all paid for),
  • Prizes and Gifts Provided,
  • Honest and Fair service,
  • Equal Opportunities,
  • And much much more….

Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential as you may be required to travel around the county of Essex, transporting service users and their belongings.

If you are a Qualified Children ‘s Social Worker and think this is the job for you, please send us your CV by clicking apply!

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