Community Support Worker - Working for Essex
Salary: £21,531 to £28,008 per annum FTE
Closing date: 06 Feb 2023
Location: Basildon
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 10385
Role: Social Care
About the role

Community Support Worker

Fixed Term, Part Time

£21,531 to £28,008 per annum FTE

Location: Basildon

Working Style: Community-based worker

Please note this is a part time 12 month fixed-term contract position for 22 hours per week.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Mental Health social care in our partnership organisation that promotes the standards for Employers of Social Work and subscribe to the Department of Health’s Social Work for Better Mental Health programme, and the Think Ahead initiative. As a Community Support Worker, you will play a key part in providing social care support within the Community Mental Health Team ensuring that excellence of service is provided across the department.

Responsibilities: 

  • 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.
  • Assess social care needs using a person centred and strengths-based approach and contribute to the development of care and support plans.
  • Manage a caseload, including assessment of risk through direct work, within a quality assurance process.
  • Ensure vulnerable people are safeguarded in line with ECC’s statutory obligations.

About Us

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, community support workers play an integral role in supporting our Social Workers and Occupational Therapist . 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. 

About You

You’ll bring a strong ability to build effective relationships with adults and their families in times of challenge and crisis. You will have the drive and passion to want to make a difference, and a willingness to learn. Ideally you will have some experience of activity-based work with adults and some knowledge of legislative and policy guidance applicable within social care settings.

To read more about us please visit: Adult Social Care 

Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website. 

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. 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 go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email ami.fosker@essex.gov.uk

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