Senior Practitioner – Assessment and Intervention

£34,000 to £42,000 Per Annum
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Assessment and Intervention Team

The assessment and intervention teams (A&I) are the gateway by which children, young people, parents and carers, and other agencies gain access to the Children and Families services of the council. The aim of the assessment and intervention team is to undertake incoming assessment and short-term intervention work with families. 

Assessment and intervention teams work in a focused way with those children in need (CIN) and their families offering three months intervention. They also deal with section 47 child protection enquiries and work jointly with the police and other partners in assessing immediate risk for children that come to our attention. They transfer cases into longer term teams should families require longer term intervention or the children become subject to a child protection plan or come into care of the local authority.

Why work with Assessment and Intervention in Basildon?

Free onsite parking for staff, easily accessible via A13/A127.Great team morale, friendly, helpful, supportive colleagues.Permanent Managers in both areas who are supportive, encouraging and available.All teams are based in the same offices which is great for collaborative working.Great training pathways for staff, encouragement to all staff for their continual professional development.Good working relationships with other teams and Professionals. Step down processes to partner agencies embedded.Staff are provided with monthly reflective supervisionWe are passionate about the use of systemic thinking/practice in interventions.

What you’ll need to join our Social Work teams

To play a key part in transforming the lives of children and families, you will have a Diploma or Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as Registered Social Worker.  Be able to demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. professional capability framework (PCF), knowledge and skills statement (KSS).

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


  • Honours Degree or Diploma in Social Work or CQSW.
  • Registration as a Social Worker with the HCPC.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Working with Evergood Associates offers you a number of benefits including: 

Your own dedicated specialist consultantAccess to the widest variety of social work jobs across local authorities and private organisations throughout the UKReliable Payroll run on a weekly basisFree DBS and compliance service£150 recommend a friend scheme

If you would like to find out more, apply for this position or enquire about similar roles please call Chloe Prior on 01992 513 777 ext 3 or send your CV and contact details to