Adults Social Worker - South Essex
Temporary, Full Time
£192 per day PAYE / £207 per day Umbrella
Location: South Essex
Working Style: Community-based worker
With us, you can achieve more – for yourself as well as the adults you work to support. We’re always looking for new ways to deliver even better services, Social Workers play an integral role in our preventative approach to Social Care. We encourage our multi-disciplinary teams to share their ideas and experience. We work together to get things done. Bring your positive, proactive attitude, and we’ll empower you to make the most of your experience within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.
About the Role
Working to support adults and their families who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity, you’ll maximise their potential to live independently.
We are seeking experienced social workers to support completion of statutory Care Act assessments for adults in South Essex who have asked for a Care Act assessment and support but have not yet been allocated to a social worker. This will be a specific targeted period of work, allocating 2 new assessments per week for the period of the assignment (to the end of March 2023).
At Essex County Council Adult Services our mission is clear. We want to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available to the adult, their families, and carers. To ensure they have access to information and tools to enable them to live healthily and independently for as long as possible, and to exercise choice and control over their lives. And to ensure the safety, dignity, and quality of life for all the adults we work with. To make sure we achieve our goals, we’ve transformed our service to be far more proactive. Moving from focusing on long-term care and support, our new model is centred on four key principles - prevention, early intervention, enablement, and safeguarding. We’re very proud of our service and the work we’re doing with all our partners to build community capacity and resilience.
To find out more about what it’s like working within ECC’s Adult Social Care services, please see a short video here.
To apply, you should be a qualified social worker with current Social Work England registration. We are looking for experienced Social Workers with the ability to undertake statutory s9 Care Act assessments and apply eligibility criteria. You will be able to work creatively to support adults to be as independent as possible, and draw on their own network of support, commissioning statutory support creatively for unmet eligible needs and co-producing care and support plans with the adults you assess as needing social care support.
You will also bring:
- Ability to work efficiently and effective, using social work expertise to support adults who need social care.
- Ability to write clearly and in a person-centred way and produce clear assessments and plans for and with the adults you will work with.
- Experience of identifying and securing health needs including CHC where appropriate.
This role involves travelling around South Essex and beyond. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential.
What we offer in return
We’ll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training and development to empower you. You can add to your expertise, with a range of opportunities offered by our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy. And, with flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we’ll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too.
Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.
To find out more please visit: https://www.workingforessex.com/role/adult-social-care/
For more information contact Abbie.Mollison@essex.gov.uk
As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
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