Adults Social Worker - Harlow
Permanent, Full Time
£32,787 to £44,826 per annum
Location: Harlow, Epping and Uttlesford
Working Style: Community-based worker
In line with our newly created Skills and Capability Framework for an experienced Social Worker the basic salary is between £32,787 per annum and £44,826 per annum with entry points open at each of the 9 different stages of the salary range.
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.
With case work focusing on the most complex and challenging adult cases, you’ll ensure that adults and their families are safeguarded. You’ll share ideas and best practice, providing specialist advice as part of a multi-disciplinary team sharing your knowledge as a Social Worker.
Social workers manage a caseload, including assessment of risk and purposeful intervention through direct work, commissioned services and review.
We currently have several opportunities for experienced Social Workers, within our West Essex area within our Learning Disabilities & Autism, Uttlesford Neighbourhood Team and Single Point of Access Teams. The Learning Disabilities & Autism and Single Point of Access teams operate quadrant wide whilst the Uttlesford Neighbourhood Team operate in the Uttlesford area working with adults from 18 years and over and across all specialisms. There may be vacancies within other teams so please do still apply.
The West Essex area covers Harlow, Epping and Uttlesford. West Essex is unique as it borders London boroughs, Hertfordshire , Cambridgeshire and has close links to NHS partners in the area. This offers the opportunity for those joining us in West Essex to be involved in initiatives that run across authorities and organisations. With close proximity to bordering counties and North East London the area is ideal for those that want to commute into Essex.
Please see further information regarding our Adult Social Care teams here.
Essex County Council has been awarded Social Work Employer of the year in the prestigious 2021 Social Worker of the Year Awards.
With us, you can achieve more – for yourself as well as the vulnerable 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 as a Social Worker within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.
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 a current Social Work England registration.
You’ll bring at least 1 year’s social work experience, evidence of continuing professional development, and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.
This role involves travelling around Essex. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential.
As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service.
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.
Apply now at www.workingforessex.com or for more information contact Abbie.Mollison@essex.gov.uk
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