Senior Social Worker

England, Essex, Colchester
£39168 - £47405 per annum
22 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Senior Social Worker

Permanent, Full Time

£39,168 - £47,405 per annum

Location: Colchester

Closing Date: 8th March 2021

We'll give you the tools and resources you need to enable vulnerable adults to live healthily and independently. And, as you continue to grow your expertise, you'll play a key role in the development of our Older Adults Team.

About the role

Managing your own complex caseload, as well as supporting colleagues with theirs, you'll be a source of specialist advice and enable the mitigation of high levels of risk. You'll also bring your professional expertise to contribute to the development of practice standards and our four key principles of prevention, early intervention, enablement and safeguarding.

Your responsibilities will also include:

    Working collaboratively across the Council, with partners and statutory and voluntary agencies, to ensure a joined-up approach.Taking part in a range of case conferences, court attendance, meetings and statutory reviews, pro-actively taking the lead when a social care perspective is required.Developing a high level of expertise in particular areas of practice, and leading on those area.

About you

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.

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, transporting service users and their belongings - sometimes in an emergency. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential.

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If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please email or call us on 0333 013 5888. Lines are open Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16.30.