Social Work Careers and Pay

M Jones made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Essex County Council

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Essex County Council,

Please specify the career structure and respective pay bands
(including individual pay in pounds Stirling per increment) for
social workers.

If known please specify what criteria must be met to progress
through the increments and pay banding e.g. completion of a
specific post qualifying award. Please do not provide just a pay
scale - this will not meet the terms of the request if the question
of progression requirements is not addressed.

An expected structure, subject to local differences, would be:
(-) Assistant Social Worker or Community Care Officer
(a) Newly qualified social worker
(b) Entry level social worker
(c) Advanced social worker
(d) Specialist or senior social worker
(e) Lead practitioner or practice manager
(f) Area, cluster or operations manager
(g) Intermediary manager in adult social care
(h) Assistant Director in adult social care
(i) Deputy Director in adult social care
(j) Director of adult social care (most senior
permanent/non-political member of staff)

What is the pay uplift for a worker holding Approved Mental Health
Professional status?

What is the monthly and annual value of the essential car user
allowance? What is the criteria for a worker to receive this?

How may hours, on average, does a social worker receive in paid
training each year?

What training is mandatory for social work staff (social workers
and assistant level staff e.g. community care officers) to
participate in and complete?

Do all members of staff, including assistant social workers, have
recent (in the past 3 years) training in the Mental Capacity Act
2005?

Are assistant social workers permitted to carry out mental capacity
assessments according to the process set out in the MCA 2005? If
yes what safeguards are in place to ensure the process was carried
out correctly and the outcome is in the client's best interests?

What electronic social care records system and version is currently
used in (a) children's services and (b) adult social care? (e.g.
Framework-i, Liquid Logic, SWIFT, AIS, CareFirst v6). Are any
changes to the system planned in the next 2 years?

How many social work assistants are currently employed (i.e. not
including locum staff) in (a) children's services and (b) adult
social care?

How many newly qualified social workers are currently employed (a)
children's services and (b) adult social care?

How many non-newly qualified social workers are currently employed
in (a) children's services and (b) adult social care?

How many locum social workers (i.e. agency staff) are currently
employed in (a) children's services and (b) adult social care?

What is the current standard pay rate pro rota for locum social
workers in (a) children's services and (b) adult social care? If no
standard rate then please specify the range in pounds Stirling per
hour.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Jones

Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

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Dear Mr Jones

Please find attached an acknowledgement of receipt of your recent request for information.

Yours sincerely

Your Right to Know
Phone: 08457 430430
[email address]
Information Services
Essex County Council

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Essex County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Essex County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Social Work Careers and Pay'.

The FOI response is now long overdue.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/so...

Yours faithfully,

M Jones

ASC Information Governance, Essex County Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Jones,

 

Please find the attached letter regarding your email that was sent on the
18^th May 2013.

 

Regards

 

 

 

Stephen Hassett
Information Governance Officer
Practice Development Team

Safeguarding, Practice and Development Service
 
Essex County Council
Telephone: 07788301605

Email: [1][email address]| [2]www.essex.gov.uk 

 

 

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ASC Information Governance, Essex County Council

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Dear M Jones,

 

Please see the attached letter in response to your request for an internal
review.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Stephen Hassett
Information Governance Officer
Practice Development Team

Safeguarding, Practice and Development Service
 
Essex County Council
Telephone: 07788301605

Email: [1][email address]| [2]www.essex.gov.uk 

 

 

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