ASC Community Support Worker - Working for Essex
Salary: £24,395 to £31,131 per annum
Closing date: 17 Jun 2024
Location: Colchester
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 17044
Role: Social Care
About the role

ASC Community Support Worker

Permanent, Full Time

£24,395 to £31,131 per annum

Location: Colchester

Working Style: Community-based worker

The Older Adult Mental Health Team North is based in Colchester, covering both Colchester and Tendring, and the team has an exciting opportunity for a community support worker to join the team.

As a Community Support Worker, your role will include working with and managing a caseload of adults aged 65 years and over diagnosed with a functional or organic mental illness such as dementia; and their families both in the community by undertaking and writing assessments and reviews in line with our Statutory duties under the Care Act 2014 principles to identify eligible needs.

The role includes generating person-centred and outcome focused support plans; and developing discharge pathways from inpatient wards in accordance with the Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2005. 

An essential attribute for the role is to be ‘curious’ as thinking ‘outside the box’ is a must to achieve the best outcomes and to fully engage and utilise all that our community has to offer. Other roles include supporting with the teams duty function, supporting as appropriate with safeguarding intervention and multi-agency working.

Partnership working with both internal and external partners is essential to achieving the best outcomes for Adults and Carers. As a Community Support Worker, you will need to work proactively to develop sustainable relationships with internal and external colleagues.

The work is varied and interesting. An induction and appropriate training will be provided. You will also be joining a supportive team that encourages development and growth. It is also really important that you demonstrate a commitment to learning and development to support yourself and the team to deliver the best service possible.

About You

You’ll bring a strong ability to build effective relationships with adults and their families in times of challenge and crisis. You will have the drive and passion to want to make a difference, and a willingness to learn. Ideally you will have some experience of activity-based work with adults and some knowledge of legislative and policy guidance applicable within social care settings.

What We Offer In Return

  • We’ll support you to be to 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
  • Free parking
  • With us you can have peace of mind with life assurance of three times annual salary

To read more about us please visit: Adult Social Care

Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

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.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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

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.

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