Social Worker - Learning Disabilities & Autism

Location
England, Essex, Colchester
Salary
£30906 - £42254 per annum
Posted
08 Mar 2021
Closes
05 Apr 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 / Clacton


Closing Date: 15th 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 Us

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, Social Workers play an integral role in our preventative approach to Social Care. 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.

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.

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/.