Social Worker - First Response Team
Permanent, Full Time
£32,787 to £44,826 per annum
Location: Knightswick Clinic, Canvey Island
Working Style: Anywhere 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 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 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.
The team comprises of nurse, Social Workers and Senior Practitioners. The role will involve providing support and guidance to our community mental health nurses and taking the lead on key aspects of patient care. The team at Knightswick are used to working in a very fast paced environment so experience in community mental health is vital.
The role involves care coordinating a caseload of adults with mental health. The Social Worker on the team will lead and offer support to health colleagues in relation to S.117 needs and reviews, alongside completing Care Act Assessments and MCA’s, and arranging funded care following these assessments. The team work as an MDT set up and are integrated into EPUT mental health team.
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 current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration. You’ll bring significant experience of social work, modelling good practice and providing advice and guidance in complex situations. As, as a subject matter expert in relevant professional practice, you should have a comprehensive understanding of current legislation, regulations, and guidance. With experience of chairing meetings involving clients, family members, carers, and other multi-agency professionals, we’re looking for your ability to develop strong relationships with partner agencies and the local community to provide a supportive framework for vulnerable adults.
You’ll also bring:
- Mental Health experience and knowledge of the Care Act
- 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 and beyond. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential
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
- 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/
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