Adults Social Worker - Mid Essex
Permanent, Full Time
£34,712 to £46,751 per annum
Location: Chelmsford, Braintree & Maldon
Working Style: Community-based worker
This position is open to Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW). The starting salary for a NQSW is £31,161 per annum, rising to £34,712 per annum upon successful completion of the ASYE programme.
Interviews will be held in person at County Hall on Friday 5th January 2024.
Why Join Us?
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.
Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.
Visit our brochure to find out more about ECC's Adult Social Care services.
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
- 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
About the Role
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.
With case work focusing on the most complex and challenging adult cases, you’ll ensure that adults and their families are safeguarded. You’ll share ideas and best practice, providing specialist advice as part of a multi-disciplinary team sharing your knowledge as a Social Worker.
Social workers manage a caseload, including assessment of risk and purposeful intervention through direct work, commissioned services and review.
We currently have several opportunities for Social Workers, within our Mid Essex area within Older Adults Mental Health, Discharge to Assess, Learning Disability & Autism and Neighbourhood teams.
Our Mid Essex area is at the centre of our county covering the Chelmsford, Braintree and Maldon area. With the only city in the County and rural villages it is a diverse locality to work in. Bordering all other areas of the county you will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across Essex County Council. This is also one of our most connected areas of the county, with excellent travel links including direct trains to London.
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.
You’ll bring significant experience of social work, 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.
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.
For more information 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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