Adults Social Worker - Recruitment Day
The next Virtual Recruitment Day (via Microsoft Teams) will take place on Tuesday 3rd November 2020.This event is for Qualified Social Workers registered with Social Work England.
Essex County Council continues to review its ways of working during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to work within adult social care with a focus on "digital first", where the default position is, where possible, for our staff to work from home (this is continuously reviewed). All candidates applying to Adult Social Care will be expected to join on a 12-week rota on a 6-day shift pattern and this will include some weekend work. However, we still promote flexible working and a flexible work pattern can be discussed. For further details please enquire with our resourcing team, alternatively working patterns can be discussed at interview.
Essex County Council (ECC) can offer a wide range of opportunities within Adult Social Care for Qualified Social Workers across a variety of teams and the chance to develop your career in one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK.
We have a variety of opportunities available for those looking to develop their career with us. From Early Intervention to Ongoing Support, across Mental Health, Learning Development & Autism and Physical & Sensory Impairment teams.
Our Mid Essex area is at the centre of our County covering the local area.
The main offices for Mid Essex are County Hall, Chelmsford, where you will find yourself right at the heart of the action with proximity to commissioning teams, policy makers and our corporate support services. This is also one of our most connected area of the county, with excellent travel links including direct trains to London. As a Social Worker you will find the opportunity to develop your career, supported by a culture of innovation and a genuine ambition to change lives.
We are looking for those who are passionate about Social Care and want to be part of our mission to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available; to ensure our service users 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.
Experience / Qualifications
* Educated to degree level i.e. Diploma or degree in social work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent. Current registration with Social Work England as a registered social worker.
* Evidence of continuing professional development and demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. professional capability framework, knowledge and skills statement.
* Experience within a social care setting with evidence of challenging social and family situations.
The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. 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. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service.
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/benefits.
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.