This is an exciting opportunity to join an NHS team providing specialist mental health support as a seconded Social Worker in our Partnership organisation that promotes the standards for Employers of Social Work and subscribe to the Department of Health's Social Work for Better Mental Health programme, and the Think Ahead initiative.
You will play a key part in providing social care service and exemplar social work practice within the Recovery Wellbeing Community Mental Health Team ensuring that excellence of service is provided across the department. You will contribute to change management, concluding ECC's transformation and ensuring it is configured for continuous improvement adhering to the Key Performance Indicators as provided by ECC under the Section 75 partnership agreement.
The Knightswick team provide an established and supportive environment in which your input and individual skills will be greatly valued. You will have ample opportunity to further develop these skills and enhance your own Social Work practice. Although experience working within a Community mental health setting is vital, the team ethic is one where all colleagues are respected and supported regardless of experience. You need to have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, be proactive in your approach to tasks and comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary environment. The team consists of multiple disciplines, including existing social workers, nursing, psychology, OT and Psychiatry, along with other associated professionals. All of this will provide you the opportunity to gain invaluable experience to further enhance you career.
At Essex County Council Adult Services our mission is clear. We want to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available to the adult, their families, and carers. To ensure they have access to information and tools to enable them to live healthily and independently for as long as possible, and to exercise choice and control over their lives. And to ensure the safety, dignity, and quality of life for all the adults we work with. To make sure we achieve our goals, we've transformed our service to be far more proactive. Moving from focusing on long-term care and support, our new model is centred on four key principles - prevention, early intervention, enablement, and safeguarding. We're very proud of our service and the work we're doing with all our partners to build community capacity and resilience.
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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, evidence of continuing professional development, and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards. However, the team is established and cohesive and able to provide an environment that can nurture Social Workers undertaking their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). In addition you will bring experience of mental health and MDT working along with sound knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Care Act.
This role involves travelling around the Castle Point area. 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.
What We Offer In Return
We'll support you to be your best… Training and development to empower you from our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy. With us you can make your career work for you with flexible working options With us you can get the support you need with employee wellbeing and counselling Lease Car scheme Up to £8000 for relocation * With us you can have peace of mind with life assurance of three times annual salary Payment of professional fees for approved professions Local Government Pension Scheme. View Key Facts and FAQ's about the LGPS. Volunteering leave 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising with service
Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.
For more information visit our Adult Social Care Brochure or contact Abbie.Mollison@essex.gov.uk
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