Adults Social Worker - West Essex
Permanent, Full Time
£34,712 to £46,751 per annum
Location: Harlow, Epping & Uttlesford
Working Style: Community-based worker
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 (up to 4 days per year)
- 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising with service
More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/working-here/pay-reward/
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.
We currently have opportunities for experienced Social Workers to join our Adult Social Care teams in West.
The West Essex area covers Harlow and Epping. West Essex is unique as it borders London boroughs, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and has close links to NHS partners in the area. This offers the opportunity for those joining us in West Essex to be involved in initiatives that run across authorities and organisations. With close proximity to bordering counties and North East London the area is ideal for those that want to commute into Essex.
All of our teams are supportive of each other and offer opportunities for professional development to meet the SWE regulations. We currently have opportunities within our Discharge to Assess, Learning Disability & Autism and Neighbourhood teams.
Please note that the Discharge to Assess team operate on a 7 day rota covering core hours of 08:00 to 18:30. You will be required to work 1 weekend in every 6 weeks and a share of bank holidays. A 6% flat rate allowance is applied in addition to the basic salary to compensate for this.
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.
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.
* T&Cs Apply.
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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