Social Worker - Learning Disabilities & Autism

Location
England, Essex, Colchester
Salary
£30906 - £42254 per annum
Posted
23 Feb 2021
Closes
23 Mar 2021
Ref
req647
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Social Worker - Learning Disabilities & Autism
Permanent, Full Time
£30,906 - £42,254 per annum
Location: Colchester
Closing Date: 8th March 2021

About the Role

Working to support adults, and their families, who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity, you'll maximise their potential to live independently.

With case work focusing on the most complex and challenging adult cases, you'll ensure that adults and their families are safeguarded. You'll share ideas and best practice, providing specialist advice as part of a multi-disciplinary team sharing your knowledge as a Social Worker.

North Essex covers our offices in Colchester and Clacton. It is a diverse area to work in encompassing rural, costal and urban communities all with their own unique challenges. Essex County Council work closely with their partners in North Essex, those joining teams in this area are uniquely positioned to be increasingly involved in partnership projects across local authorities and the NHS.

Learning Disabilities and Autism Team:

Joining a LD&A team at Essex means you will be working in a supportive and innovative environment enabling you to develop your own ideas to make meaningful changes to the service user's lives. Working with community groups, family and carers you will ensure advocacy for people with learning disability and/or autism. The work of our teams is centred around 4 themes:

  • Building and enabling community lead initiatives
  • Facilitating independence where possible
  • Ensuring a person-centred approach
  • Assist and champion the meaningful lives matter programme

About You

To apply you should be a qualified social worker with a current Social Work England registration. You'll bring at least 1 year's social work experience, evidence of continuing professional development, and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.

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.

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.

What we offer in return

We'll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training and development to empower you. You can add to your expertise, with a range of opportunities offered by our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy. And, with flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we'll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too.

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

Apply now at WorkingForEssex.com or send your CV directly .

If you have any questions about the role, or working with us, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.

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/working-here/pay-reward/.

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.