Residential Worker - Bridgemarsh

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£20200 - £26275 per annum
14 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

ECC has transformed to be far more proactive. Our new model has moved from focusing on long term care and support and is now centred on early intervention, recovery and enabling people to live independently for as long as possible. Our mission is 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, while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life for all the adults we work with, including those in need of long term care.

Job Purpose
ECC Adult Social Care, through effective practice, is moving towards a transformational shift from a focus on long-term care support, to a model with four key principles :- prevention; early intervention; enablement and safeguarding. This will enable people, their families and carers to be able to access information and tools to live healthily and independently. Providing an opportunity to respond pro-actively to growing service demand in a sustainable way, within the financial constraints of the Council.
The Residential Worker will effectively contribute to care planning and directly work with adults to ensure the delivery of good quality support.
Experienced in supporting vulnerable adults within a residential setting, demonstrating support and working collaboratively with them to establish a positive working relationship in which to provide support.

Service/Functional Accountabilities
Responsible for directly supporting and enabling adults within a residential home to ensure all regulatory requirements and codes of practice are met, including safeguarding.
Supports the planning process for adults, contributing to the assessment of individual needs and developing progressive care and support plans plus risk assessments, to ensure clarity on how these needs will be met, implemented and monitored on a regular basis.
Support people to ensure they are encouraged and supported to make decisions about how they can live an ordinary life.
Work collaboratively with the management team, any MDT involved and the local network and communities to ensure that the residents live in a healthy environment and are supported to be more independent.
Contribute to ensuring that people are able to access education, employment and/or leisure in their local communities and pursue their particular interests to further develop their ability to be independent and engaged
Contribute to the operational effectiveness of Residential Home ensuring the care of the residents is regularly monitored and on occasion includes leading shifts over shift patterns 7 days per week, including bank holidays.
Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Educated RQF Level 3 Caring for Adults or equivalent by experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and knowledge in relevant professional area.
  • Experience of working with people in a paid or voluntary capacity; or paid work in residential care with other service users.
  • Understands and demonstrates the ability to promote people's equality, diversity and rights alongside experience of being able to protect children from abuse.
  • Experience of using relevant technology in which to store, access and retrieve key client information.
  • Experience of contributing to the development, provision and review of placement and other care management plans, alongside evidence of being able to encourage people to develop and maintain a positive sense of identity and progression.
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Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on

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.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.