Community Support Worker - Mental Health & Wellbeing

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£21057 - £27391 per annum
21 Apr 2021
19 May 2021
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Community Support Worker - Mental Health & Wellbeing

Fixed Term, Full Time

£21,057 - £27,391 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Closing Date: 5th May 2021

Please note this a Secondment / Fixed Term Contract opportunity for a period of 12 months

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.

The Support Worker in the Mental Health and Wellbeing team will play a key part in giving practical, personal and emotional support to enable service users and their carers to meet their assessed need by maintaining and promoting their physical health, mental well-being and social development. This may include domestic tasks, personal care and transporting when necessary.

The purpose of this job is to carry out agreed plans to support service users and their carers that will meet their assessed needs in order to maximise participation and inclusion in the local community and to act on behalf of the Social Services department in fulfilling statutory obligations under relevant legislation, providing a safe, flexible and responsive service under the Section 75 Partnership Agreement.

You will assess social care needs using a person centred and strengths-based approach and contribute to the development of care and support plans. The role will require you to manage a caseload, including assessment of risk through direct work, within a quality assurance process. A focus of the role will be to ensure vulnerable people are safeguarded in line with ECC's statutory obligations.

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, 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.

About You

You'll ideally have Mental Health knowledge and preferable experience of working within Mental Health services.

You'll bring a strong ability to build effective relationships with adults and their families in times of challenge and crisis. 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.

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.

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

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