Social Worker - Physical & Sensory Impairments
Permanent, Full Time
£32,787 to £44,826 per annum
Location: Colchester & Tendring
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
The North Essex Physical and Sensory Impairments Team cover the Colchester and Tendring Districts, with team members having the option of being based in either district whilst covering the whole operational area. We support people from eighteen years old with a wide range of conditions and difficulties including (but not exclusively): Acquired Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke (CVA), Huntingdon’s Disease and Fibromyalgia. The team is made up of social workers, a specialist sensory social worker, Occupational Therapists and Community Support Workers.
Social Workers in the North Essex Physical and Sensory Impairments Team support people with a variety of complex physical health difficulties, including neurological conditions and sensory issues. They co-work with adults, families, NHS colleagues, Housing, Mental Health and provider services to improve people’s lives and wellbeing. They always encourage adults to be as independent as possible through focussed support.
With experience our social workers become subject matter experts around physical disabilities for colleagues within the team and in the other adult social care teams in North Essex. We welcome social workers both with experience of working with people with physical health difficulties and those who have a passion to learn.
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 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 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 and free parking
- 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 .
Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.
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