Social Worker - Dual Diagnosis South Essex - Working for Essex
Salary: £32,787 to £44,826 per annum
Closing date: 27 Aug 2022
Location: Basildon
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 8376
Role: Social Care
About the role

Social Worker - Dual Diagnosis South Essex

Permanent, Full Time

£32,787 to £44,826 per annum

Location: Basildon 

Working Style: Anywhere worker

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated social worker to join Essex County Council, working within Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) as locally we invest in the development of social workers and as we play a lead role in the ‘Think Ahead’ initiative

We are seeking enthusiastic and resourceful social workers who will have the ability to respond positively and creatively to the needs of our service users. You will work at the forefront of our community mental health treatment teams in the south Essex area (Basildon) providing EPUT’s secondary mental health services. The posts require people with a high degree of flexibility and creativity and a positive, forward-thinking attitude.

You must be an excellent communicator, dynamic and well versed and assertive in multi-disciplinary working and developing and maintaining relationships with key partners.

The Team

This role sits within the Dual Diagnosis team. You will work at the forefront of our community mental health treatment teams in the south Essex area (Basildon) providing EPUT’s secondary mental health services. You will also provide specialist mental health knowledge and support to the Drug and Alcohol partnership within South Essex. The post requires an individual with a high degree of flexibility and creativity and a positive, forward-thinking attitude with experience in both Mental Health and Substance Misuse.

This is an exciting opportunity to join mental health social work 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 Social Worker, you will play a key part in providing social care service and exemplar social work practice within the Recovery Wellbeing Community Mental Health Team ensuring that excellence of service is provided across the department. You will contribute to change management, concluding ECC’s transformation and ensuring it is configured for continuous improvement adhering to the Key Performance Indicators as provided by ECC under the Section 75 partnership agreement.

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

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.

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

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. Ideally you will bring experience of mental health and substance misuses. You well have sound knowledge of the Care Act and Dual Diagnosis.

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

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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