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Adults Social Worker - Older Adults Mental Health

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
England, Essex, Harlow
Salary
£34712 - £46751 per annum + Flexible Working, Hybrid, CPD, Pension
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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Interviews will be held on 18th March 2024.

Why Join Us?

This is a dynamic role promoting innovate person centred and partnership working with adults, their informal carers and in collaboration with other statutory, and non-statutory services to support and promote their mental health, well-being and outcomes.

You will join a knowledgeable and supportive team, who are proud of creating an inclusive environment where we build each other up. And, with access to a range of training and development opportunities to empower you through our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy along with flexible working options, you can make your career work for you.

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

To read more about us please visit: Adult Social Care Brochure

What We Offer

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 and free parking
  • 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 (up to 4 days per year)
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising with service
  • *T&Cs Apply.

    The Team

    You will work with adults aged 65 years and over diagnosed with a functional or organic mental illness such as dementia; and their families both in the community and developing discharge pathways from inpatient wards in accordance with the Mental Health Act 1983 and Care Act 2014 principles.

    An essential part of the role is to challenge stigma, discrimination and consider least restrictive approaches for adults and their situations through holistic assessments and considering positive risk management to promote outcomes and recovery.

    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.

    About You

    To apply, you should be a qualified social worker with current Social Work England registration. You'll bring significant experience of social work and of working with adults who endure mental health and dementia, modelling good practice and providing advice and guidance in complex situations.

    As, as a subject matter expert in relevant professional practice, you should have a comprehensive understanding of current legislation, regulations, and guidance. With experience of chairing meetings involving clients, family members, carers, and other multi-agency professionals, we're looking for your ability to develop strong relationships with partner agencies and the local community to provide a supportive framework for vulnerable adults.

    You'll also bring:

  • Evidence of continuing professional development and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.
  • An in-depth understanding of the financial implications of commissioned care packages.
  • The ability to make clear decisions, to highlight and limit potential risks associated with intervention.
  • This role involves travelling around Essex and beyond. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential.

    Apply now.

    For more information visit our Adult Social Care Brochure or contact Abbie.Mollison@essex.gov.uk

    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 .

    Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We're committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

    We're also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

    We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

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