Social Worker - Mental Health Team

England, Essex, Basildon
£30906 - £42254 per annum
27 May 2021
24 Jun 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

About the Role

Working to support adults, and their families, who have complex social care 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 within the Adult Mental Health Wellbeing team 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.

  • Working with individuals who have social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of a mental health condition
  • Working with communities, families and individuals. Social workers maximise or promote personal strengths, social networks and resources
  • Undertaking assessments of risk involving safeguarding of vulnerable adults due to mental health difficulties/carers and their families across a range of settings
  • Promoting autonomy and development with individuals who have social care needs and are more vulnerable to exclusion
  • Working with communities, individuals and families to promote their personal strengths, preventing an escalation in need and enhancing independence and wellbeing Interventions will be based upon ECCs Good Lives approach
  • 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, with a focus on mental health , 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. However, given the current pandemic Essex County Council continues to review its ways of working during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to work within adult social care with a focus on "digital first", where the default position is, where possible, for our staff to work from home (this is continuously reviewed).

    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. However, we still promote flexible working and a flexible work pattern can be discussed. For further details please enquire with our resourcing team, alternatively working patterns can be discussed at interview.

    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.

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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.

    Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on

    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.

    As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to