Adults Social Worker - Learning Disability & Autism - Working for Essex
Salary: £36,101 to £48,622 per annum
Closing date: 11 Jun 2024
Location: Colchester
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 16909
Role: Social Care
About the role

Adults Social Worker - Learning Disability & Autism

Permanent, Full Time

£36,101 to £48,622 per annum

Location: Colchester & Tendring

Working Style: Community-based worker

Interviews will be held on 24th June 2024.

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, Social Workers play an integral role in our preventative approach to Social Care. 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 within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.

About the Role

In North Essex we have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to join the Learning Disability and Autism team.

Our key aim currently is to support a positive life course for those we work with, this includes the social care journey. As a team we have been continuing to develop a person-centred approach to practice, to support adults with achieving their goals and ambitions. While also supporting them to meet their assessed needs. We place a key emphasis on improving health outcomes, supporting employment and supporting adults with gaining independence through accommodation.

This is where the exciting opportunity arises, we are looking for a social worker to join the team to become part of that journey. If you have a passion for supporting adults to achieve their full potential and want to gain further experience in improving outcomes and being part of this change then this opportunity will be for you. You will have the chance to support adults from the very start of their journey, to reviewing their goals and ambitions further into their social care journey ensuring that their assessed goals and outcomes to continue to promote independence and opportunities.

North Essex covers our offices in Colchester and Clacton. It is a diverse area to work in encompassing rural, costal and urban communities all with their own unique challenges. Essex County Council work closely with their partners in North Essex, those joining teams in this area are uniquely positioned to be increasingly involved in partnership projects across local authorities and the NHS.

About You

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.

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.

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.

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

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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