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Wellbeing and Independence Practitioner - Safeguarding

Essex County Council
England, Essex, Chelmsford
£27203 - £31370 per annum
Closing date
20 Aug 2021

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Health and Social Care, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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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 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, Wellbeing and Independence Practitioner's play an integral role in supporting our Social Workers and Occupational Therapist's. 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 Wellbeing and Independence Practitioner within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.

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.

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.

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.

What we offer in return

We'll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training and development to empower you. 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 committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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