Community Support Worker - Enhanced Social Care Support Team for LD & Autism - Working for Essex
Salary: £21,531 to £28,008 per annum
Closing date: 15 Aug 2022
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 8754
Role: Social Care
About the role

Community Support Worker - Enhanced Social Care Support Team for LD & Autism

Fixed Term, Full Time

£21,531 to £28,008 per annum

Location: Countywide

Working Style: Community-based worker

This is a 6 month fixed term contract or secondment opportunity.

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 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

The Enhanced Social Care Support Team for LD & Autism (Out-Reach) is a countywide team Working to support adults, and their families, who have complex social needs as a result of a learning disability and/or autism, and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity.

Having access to the right accommodation setting is a key foundation to living a happy and healthy life. There can be many barriers to moving on from temporary accommodation or accommodation that is no longer appropriate, particularly to a more independent setting. Having dynamic and passionate individuals who can support people with disabilities to move on to the setting that is right for them. Supporting our front-line practitioners with some of the practical tasks people need support with to move.

To provide a knowledgeable, practical and personalised service for individuals with disabilities to move on from their current accommodation, working with service users to find and secure an appropriate home. Linking in with colleagues from the social work teams, care providers, health and housing where appropriate.

This role operates countywide and can be based from any of our Essex locations for administrative purposes. Countywide travel is required and may be an expectation to work from ECC and health buildings across Essex.

About Us

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.

About You

You will bring experience of providing advice and support on housing matters to vulnerable individuals. You will have experience of working with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism as well as people with Physical and Sensory Impairments would be an added advantage.

With knowledge of person-centred planning to support the development of networks for people to maximise independence and wellbeing, 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 in a social care setting and some knowledge of legislative and policy guidance applicable within social care settings.

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. 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

What we offer in return

We’ll support you to be to your best …

  • Training and development to empower you from our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy.
  • With us you can make your career work for you with flexible working options
  • With us you can get the support you need with employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Lease Car scheme and free parking at some ECC offices.
  • Up to £8000 for relocation *
  • With us you can have peace of mind with life assurance of three times annual salary
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

*T&Cs Apply.

Apply now.

For more information contact Abbie.Mollison@essex.gov.uk

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/working-here/pay-reward/

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