Community Support Worker - Physical and Sensory Impairments

England, Essex, Colchester
£21057 - £27391 per annum
03 Jun 2021
01 Jul 2021
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Community Support Worker - Physical and Sensory Impairments

Permanent, Full Time

£21,057 - £27,391 per annum

Location: Colchester

Closing Date: 16th June 2021

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.

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.

This Community Support Worker opportunity sits in our Physical and Sensory Impairments Team covering the Colchester and Tendring district areas. Experience of working with adults who have physical and/or sensory difficulties would be an advantage.

The team are currently remote working due to COVID, but the role would usually be a mix of office and home based. We have offices in Colchester and Clacton and your base will be office closest to your home.

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 Community Support Worker within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.

About You

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. This team are currently working full-time compressed hours across 4 days per week, working one Saturday every six weeks. This working pattern is being reviewed and may change from September 2021.

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. .

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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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