Senior Social Worker - Learning Disability and Autism

England, Essex, Basildon
£49183 - £49637 per annum
14 May 2021
11 Jun 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Senior Social Worker - Learning Disability and Autism

Permanent, Full Time

£40,637 - £49,183 per annum

Location: Basildon

Closing Date: 23rd May 2021

With us, you can achieve more - for yourself as well as those you work to support.

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 South Learning Disability and Autism team.

The South Essex Learning Disability and Autism Team will offer a busy and exciting role to an aspiring Senior Social Worker.

The Team has a mixture of experienced staff and newly qualified staff, with a diverse and interesting client group.

The successful candidate will support and deliver the teams Practice and Development plan, develop local links with providers and partners, including NHS, and embed the Meaningful Lives Matter Programme into our day to day work.

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 areas

About you

To apply, you should be a qualified social worker with current Social Work England registration and be Post qualified 2 years with an in-depth knowledge of complex cases and The Care Act. We require a proactive worker who has a proven record of working complex cases and supporting other staff members. A worker who wants to develop and become part of the management Team.

You'll bring significant experience of social work, modelling good practice and providing advice and guidance in complex situations. We're also looking for your ability to mentor both newly-qualified and experienced team members. As, as a subject matter expert in relevant professional practice, you should have a comprehensive understanding of current legislation, regulations and guidance.

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.

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

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