Temporary, Full Time
£192 PAYE/£207 Umbrella per day
Working Style: Community-based worker
This is a temporary role for 6 months, we require someone with learning disability and autism experience, safeguarding enquiry experience and has the ability to manage a complex case load.
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. With case work focusing on supporting adults with Learning Disabilities and/ or Autism, 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. We currently have an opportunity for a Social Worker, within our West Essex area. 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.
Learning Disabilities and Autism Team Joining a LD&A team at Essex means you will be working in a supportive and innovative environment enabling you to develop your own ideas to make meaningful changes to adult’s lives. Working with community groups, family and carers you will ensure advocacy for people with a learning disability and/or autism. The work of our teams is centred around 4 themes:
Building and enabling community lead initiatives
Facilitating independence where possible
Ensuring a person-centred approach
Assist and champion the meaningful lives matter programme
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, 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.
About You To apply you should be a qualified and experienced social worker with a current Social Work England registration. 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.
We are unable to accept Newly Qualified Social Workers for this position
To read more about us please visit:
Adult Social Care: https://www.workingforessex.com/role/adult-social-care/
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.
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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.
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.
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
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