Wellbeing and Independence Practitioner - Safeguarding

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£27203 - £31370 per annum
25 May 2021
22 Jun 2021
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Wellbeing and Independence Practitioner - Safeguarding
Fixed Term, Full Time
£27,203 - £31,370 per annum
Location: Chelmsford
Closing Date: 1st June 2021

Please note, this role is a Fixed Term Contract until the end of March 2022.

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 Centralised Safeguarding Triage team.

We are currently offering Wellbeing and Independence Practitioner's the opportunity to be part of a new Safeguarding Triage team service, whose focus will be on triaging and managing all new safeguarding concerns referred into Adult Social Care. This is a new innovative approach for Essex County Council and the successful applicants will be part of a team that will shape how we ensure safeguarding is made personal when applying Care Act thresholds.

About the role

Working with Adults over the age of 18, you will undertake statutory responsibilities and focus on prevention, strengths, reducing risks and meeting needs. You will provide advice, working alongside people and their networks to support them to maximise their independence and wellbeing.

In collaboration with colleagues and practitioners across the health and voluntary sector, you will support effective integration between health and social care, ensuring systems are joined up and accessible.

You'll manage a caseload effectively, to meet timescales set for interventions, maintain appropriate recording systems and support information reporting.

About You

To apply for this position, you'll need to be educated to NVQ level 4 in Care or Health or equivalent knowledge by experience and a willingness to progress towards a Social Work or Occupational Therapy qualification.

We also encourage applicants who have worked in a Care Home setting at Manager level.

We'd also like to see the following:

  • Evidence of continuing professional development aligned to any relevant Professional Competency/Capability frameworks or Knowledge and Skills Statements.
  • Experience of working with people with complex disabilities or age-related conditions.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to negotiate and seek solutions to challenging and complex situations.
  • A knowledge of person-centred planning to support the development of networks for people via the creation of support plans to maximise independence and wellbeing.

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.

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance, be based from home. However, when government guidelines change going forward this role will work in a hybrid way, with an expectation that there will be a mix of days in the office and working from home/alternative locations.

Apply now at www.WorkingForEssex.com or contact

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/