Move on Worker / Community Support Worker - Enhanced Social Care Support Team (Out-Reach) - Working for Essex
Salary: £21,531 to £28,008 per annum
Closing date: 06 Jul 2022
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 8167
Role: Social Care
About the role

Move on Worker / Community Support Worker - Enhanced Social Care Support Team (Out-Reach)

Fixed Term, Full Time

£21,531 to £28,008 per annum

Location: Countywide

Working Style: Community-based worker

This is a 12 month fixed term contract or secondment opportunity.

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. Please see further information regarding our Adult Social Care teams here .

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.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of providing advice and support on housing matters to vulnerable individuals.
  • Experience of working with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism as well as people with Physical and Sensory Impairments would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to problem solve, negotiate and seek solutions to challenging and complex situations.
  •  A knowledge of person-centred planning to support the development of networks for people to maximise independence and wellbeing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, build positive relationships and networks across both internal and external teams and multiple stakeholders focusing on the best outcomes for the individual.

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 Community Support 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.

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 in a social care setting and some knowledge of legislative and policy guidance applicable within social care settings. You will ideally have experience of working alongside Adults with a complexity of needs related to their Learning Disability/Autism.

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, with the resources, training and development to empower you. 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

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/

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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