Adults Social Worker - Colchester Neighbourhood Team - Working for Essex
Salary: £36,101 to £48,622 per annum
Closing date: 26 Jun 2024
Location: Colchester
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 17128
Role: Social Care
About the role

Adults Social Worker - Colchester Neighbourhood Team

Permanent, Full Time

£36,101 to £48,622 per annum

Location: Colchester

Working Style: Community-based worker

Are you an experienced social worker. Committed to social justice, high professional standards, and developing team members. Do you have a track record of proactively implementing various social work theories and tools to inform your practice and interventions?

This Team needs your knowledge and expertise. We are currently recruiting for proactive social work practitioners to join our Colchester North/ South Neighbourhood Team in Colchester.

You will join a Team of forward-thinking practitioners and a leadership team committed to best practice. We have a mantra of “Start Right to End Right”.

About the Role

Adult Social Care, through effective practice, has made a transformational shift from a focus on long-term care support, to a model with four key principles: Prevention, Early Intervention, Enablement and Safeguarding.

Social workers manage a varied caseload in the community undertaking assessments, and reviews of commissioned services. Purposeful case management intervention through direct work with individuals building relations and applying various social work models and tools to support engagement with individuals, sign posting and working with health and other key partners.

This approach will enable individuals, their families and carers to access information and tools independently and for our function to respond proactively to growing service demand in a sustainable way, within the financial constraints of the Council.


  • Assess social care needs, undertake safeguarding Enquires and risk assessments. Undertake and assessments in line with LA duty of working in partnership with local ICBs in line with NHS CHC framework and Care Act.
  • Develop support plans for those individuals assessed as having eligible social care needs that drive the care required for the individual’s needs.
  • Accountable for practicing within the statutory legal frameworks, policy, and practice guidance.
  • Working collaboratively building professional and effective relationships with internal and external partners, stakeholders, and the voluntary sectors.
  • Conducting triage and plan responses to safeguard a child or vulnerable adult include intervention as required.
  • Pro-actively influencing a range of planning, decision making, and case discussions inter-agency linked to Service/Team function(s).
  • Practice in a way which supports the Council’s wider strategic aims.

About You

  • Educated to degree level i.e. Diploma or degree in social work and current Social Work England registration with post qualifying experience in Adult Social Care
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. professional capability framework, knowledge and skills statement.
  • Experience of work in Local Authority social care settings and in different operational Teams.
  • Commitment and passion driven by social justice, self-awareness, and desire to engage honestly and clearly with individuals whilst having courage conversations.
  • Understand the financial implications of care packages commissioned.
  • Evidence of clear decision associated with intervention.

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)
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising with service
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - access to free and confidential information, support, and guidance from a team of highly qualified professionals.
  • Employee Networks – communities to support you, connect you and help influence change at ECC

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

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