Community Support Worker
Community Support Worker
Permanent, Full Time
£20,604 - £26,801 per annum
Closing Date: 4th January 2021
About the Role
This is a community-based role with a 'hub' in Colchester. You will become a partner of the local community in which our residents live; connecting Adults to their community and working with universal services.
Becoming an expert in the services within the local community and an advocate for promoting strengths, you will work exclusively with Adults who have a learning disability and/or Autism and their carers.
A can-do attitude is a must, you will be passionate about person centred work and supporting adults to maximise their independence and achieve person centred outcomes. Openness to innovation is integral to this work, you will need to think outside the box and identify new ways of working and supporting others.
You will be working collaboratively with Statutory and non-statutory organisations, excellent communication skills are essential for this role.
Essex County Council (ECC) is developing a pioneering new Early Intervention model as part of a transformational shift which focusses on prevention and enablement. We are looking for innovative support workers to join the newly formed Local Linked Support Team and who want the chance to develop their career in one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK.
This is a community-based role in the Local Linked Support Team. You will become a partner of the local community in which our residents live; connecting Adults to their community and working with community organisations.
You will work exclusively with Adults who have a learning disability and/or Autism and their carers.
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, community support workers play an integral role in supporting our Social Workers and Occupational Therapist. 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 as a Social Worker within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.
You'll bring a strong ability to build effective relationships with adults, families and other organisations. You will have the drive and passion to want to make a difference, and a willingness to learn. Ideally you will have some experience of activity-based work with adults and some knowledge of legislative and policy guidance applicable within social care settings.
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. However, given the current pandemic 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.
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.
Apply now at WorkingForEssex.com
If you have any questions about the role, or working with us, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.