Welcome to Adult Social Care
“We are a dynamic and varied service who work collaboratively across our own organisation and external partners, driven by our vision for every adult to be able to live as independently as possible and to enjoy a good and meaningful life.
We recognise social care can be challenging and multifaceted, but a very rewarding sector to work in. With Essex County Council you can develop a career that enables you to achieve your goals in a range of roles across Adult Social Care.
I am very proud of our service and the great work we are doing across all our partners, we do hope you apply for one of our roles.”
Nick Presmeg, Executive Director of Adult Social Care
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With us you can develop an impressive career
Whether you are looking for the next step up in your career, seeking a better work life balance, wanting to develop your practice in one of the largest county councils in the country or simply want to apply your experience to help us make a difference to the residents of Essex. With us you can.
The scale, expertise and commitment that exists at Essex County Council means we have a wide variety of services to offer the community. And that means a wide variety of career opportunities for professionals like you.
What sets our Occupational Therapy teams apart is the sheer diversity of the work. Join us and you could find yourself making an impact in housing, community sector coalition, commissioning, provider quality, organisational safeguards, mental health or learning disabilities, to name a few.
The Approved Mental Health Professional Service
This team has a unique position in ensuring compliance with the statutory functions dictated by the Mental Health Act. They are responsible for composing and delivering the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMPH) rota, and undertaking statutory assessments and initial enquiries in line with statutory duties. Joining Essex County Council as an AMHP is both challenging and rewarding – we’re committed to supporting those already qualified and those who want to qualify.
Adult Residential Care Services
Joining our residential care services team will see you play an integral role providing support for adults who have a range of care needs. The service is based in Bridgemarsh Residential Home (Chelmsford), Longwood Place (Basildon), Magdalen Close Hostel (Clacton-on-Sea), and Tudor House (Colchester). Whether you have a wealth of experience or just a genuine passion to make an impact, we can help you develop a rewarding care career.
Commissioning is a key function. Join us here and you’ll be part of a team working across the system to improve outcomes for Essex residents, while bringing about significant change that helps us manage future challenges.
Our commissioning teams work proudly and collaboratively with external organisations. This approach promotes long-term thinking, inspires innovation and delivers the best outcomes for the most vulnerable in our county.
Integration and Partnerships
Working in Integration and Partnerships will give you the opportunity to be part of a team at the forefront of social care reform. You’ll operate across social care and in partnership with other authorities. Our roles in this area focus on joint commissioning and the integration of health and social care, including the design and development of new delivery models and ways of working.
Safeguarding & Quality Assurance
These highly experienced teams ensure the quality of our services are maintained and support investigations into safeguarding concerns. There are a variety of roles, and teams are often multidisciplinary. Join this service and you’ll play an integral role supporting our frontline staff, delivering key projects safeguarding the most vulnerable in our society.
Did you know?
Find out about how with us you can be encouraged to try something new, and discover our full CPD offer, please take a look at our feature in Community Care. We also offer up to an £8,000 relocation package, subject to terms and conditions.
We are also proud to have been recognised as Social Work Employer of the year 2021!
Essex Social Care Academy (ESCA)
The ESCA is dedicated to our social care colleagues across the organisation. We’re passionate about all aspects of continuous professional development in social care, investing in a holistic approach to learning and development, and impact in the county’s social care services.
ESCA provides a framework that promotes and enables a professional learning culture, improving professional excellence and driving up standards to deliver high-quality practice.
We’ve won multiple awards at a national level. ESCA is recognised as truly innovative and ahead of the curve.
If you don’t see a role that matches what you’re looking for right now, please join our talent pool. Tell us about the type of roles you are interested in and we’ll notify you if they become available. Please keep checking our website, though, as new roles we won’t have recruited for will appear often, and they may be of interest.
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