Social Worker - Enhanced Social Care Support Team for LD & Autism (Out-Reach)
Permanent, Full Time
£32,787 to £44,826 per annum
Working Style: Community-based worker
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 within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.
About the Role
This role will work alongside Adults with a complexity of needs related to their Learning Disability/Autism, Mental or Physical Health or a combination of all the above. The successful candidate will have a real interest in relationship-based social work, with a focus on building independence through a positive approach to risk and the strengths-based model.
You will work closely with adults placed in supported living accommodation and residential care. Working with the adults, alongside providers family members and advocates to undertake Care Act reviews with a focus on helping to develop independence and progression.
We are looking for an experienced social worker who would like the opportunity to work in a team where the focus is on relationship-based work and building independence through a positive approach to risk and the strengths-based model; supporting adults through case management and completing supported living scheme reviews. This role requires close partnership working with a range of partners, including health and the Court of Protection.
This role sits within our Countywide team supporting adults living within all areas of Essex and out of county. The role will be community based and home working with the flexibility of being based from any of our Essex locations for administrative purposes. Countywide travel is required and there will be an expectation to work from ECC and health buildings across Essex as needed.
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.
To apply you should be a qualified social worker with a current Social Work England registration. You’ll bring at least 1 year’s post qualifying social work experience, evidence of continuing professional development, and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.
There is a need for attention to detail and positive knowledge of not only the Care Act and Mental Health Act, but also the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty and Court of Protection procedures.
The postholder will be confident in person-centred and positive risk-taking approaches.
You’ll also bring:
- Evidence of continuing professional development and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.
- An in-depth understanding of the financial implications of commissioned care packages.
- The ability to make clear decisions, to highlight and limit potential risks associated with intervention.
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 …
- 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.
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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