Social Worker - Enhanced Support In Reach - Countywide
Please note this is a 1 Year Fixed Term Contract or Secondment opportunity.
This role would suit an experienced Social Worker looking to work alongside Adults with a complexity of needs related to their Learning Disability/Autism, Mental or Physical Health or a combination of all the above. The successful candidate would have a real interest in relationship-based social work, with a focus on building independence through a positive approach to risk and the strengths-based model.
This role will work closely with health partners in inpatient settings to identify opportunities for Adults to leave hospital.
This role sits within our Countywide team and can be based from any of our Essex locations however please be advised that Countywide travel is part of this role.
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.
To apply you should be a qualified social worker with a current Social Work England registration. You'll bring at least 2 year's social work experience, evidence of continuing professional development, and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.
There is a need for attention to detail and positive knowledge of not only the Care Act and Mental Health Act, but also the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty and Court of Protection procedures.
The postholder would be confident in person-centred and positive risk-taking approaches.
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.
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.
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 (one Saturday in six).
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.
Apply now at WorkingForEssex.com or contact Abbie.Mollison@essex.gov.uk
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/ .
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.