Social Worker - Mental Health Supported Living - Working for Essex
Salary: £32,787 to £44,826 per annum
Closing date: 05 Dec 2022
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9954
Role: Social Care
About the role

Social Worker - Mental Health Supported Living

Permanent, Full Time

£32,787 to £44,826 per annum

Location: Countywide

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

You will work with adults who experience Mental Health difficulties and who live in or require supported living. The adults with whom you will support may have complex presentations including, self harm, substance abuse and be prone to using crisis support services

The role is within a new team which is working within the redesigned accommodation pathway across Essex. You will be supporting adults being discharged from psychiatric hospitals who require supported living and adults currently living in supported accommodation. You will be working to support individuals, families, mental health services, local councils and providers to ensure the needs of adults are met while also promoting independence. You will work in strong partnership with the accommodation providers to ensure the schemes are able to move people to appropriate settings in accordance with their level of need. As part of a multi disciplinary team role will enable you to undertake Care Act assessments to determine jointly the adults level of needs and aspirations, creating positive outcomes, working with the adults directly to maximise their independence to enable them to progress through the pathway. There will be an opportunity for group work and community engagement

Joining the Mental Health Supported Living 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 the service user’s lives. Working with community groups, family and carers you will ensure advocacy for people with Mental Health difficulties. This role enables you to build meaningful relationships with adults and make a difference in their lives.

The team will be countywide community based with a mixture of working from home, local office-based working and working directly with adults in community settings and the supported living environments.

About Us

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.

About You

To apply, you should be a qualified social worker with current Social Work England 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:

  • 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
  • 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.

*T&Cs Apply.

Apply now.

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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We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

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