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Senior Social Worker - Dual Diagnosis

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
England, Essex, Basildon
Salary
£43477 - £52302 per annum + Hybrid Working, CPD, Local Gov Pension
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Full time or part time applications (minimum 3 days per week) can be considered, along with flexible working arrangements. The advertised salary will be pro rata'd for part time hours.

Senior Social Workers are passionate in demonstrating expert and effective practice ability in complex situations. Managing your own complex caseload, as well as supporting colleagues with theirs, you'll be a source of specialist advice and enable the mitigation of high levels of risk. You'll also bring your professional expertise to contribute to the development of practice standards and our four key principles of prevention, early intervention, enablement and safeguarding.

You will work at the forefront of our community mental health treatment teams in the south Essex area providing EPUT's secondary mental health services. You will also provide specialist mental health knowledge and support to the Drug and Alcohol partnership within South Essex. The post requires an individual with a high degree of flexibility and creativity and a positive, forward-thinking attitude with experience in both Mental Health and Substance Misuse.

We are seeking enthusiastic and resourceful social workers who will have the ability to respond positively and creatively to the needs of our service users. 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.

You must be an excellent communicator, dynamic and well versed and assertive in multi-disciplinary working and developing and maintaining relationships with key partners.

About Us

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.

To find out more about ECC's Adult Social Care services visit our brochure.

About you

To apply, you should be a qualified social worker with current Social Work England registration and be post-qualified 2 years with an in-depth knowledge of complex cases and The Care Act. You will be AMHP qualified with extensive experience within Mental Health and substance misuse.

We require a proactive worker who has a proven record of working complex cases and supporting other staff members. A worker who wants to develop and become part of the management Team.

You'll bring significant experience of social work, modelling good practice and providing advice and guidance in complex situations. We're also looking for your ability to mentor both newly-qualified and experienced team members. 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. 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. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/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 (up to 4 days per year)
  • Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

    *T&Cs Apply.

    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.

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