Social Worker - Enhanced Social Care Support for LD & Autism (Out-Reach) - Working for Essex
Salary: £36,101 to £48,622 per annum
Closing date: 04 Aug 2024
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 17426
Role: Social Care
About the role

Social Worker - Enhanced Social Care Support for LD & Autism (Out-Reach)

Permanent, Full Time

£36,101 to £48,622 per annum

Location: Countywide

Working Style: Community-based worker

This position is open to Experienced Social Workers and Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW). The starting salary for a NQSW is £33,885 per annum, rising to £36,101 per annum upon successful completion of the ASYE programme.

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

This role will work alongside Adults with a complexity of needs related to their Learning Disability/Autism, Mental or Physical Health or a combination of all the above. The successful candidate will have a real interest in relationship-based social work, with a focus on building independence through a positive approach to risk and the strengths-based model.

You will work closely with adults placed in supported living accommodation and residential care. Working with the adults, alongside providers family members and advocates to undertake Care Act reviews with a focus on helping to develop independence and progression.

We are looking for a social worker who would like the opportunity to work in a team where the focus is on relationship-based work and building independence through a positive approach to risk and the strengths-based model; supporting adults through case management and completing supported living scheme reviews. This role requires close partnership working with a range of partners, including health and the Court of Protection.

This role sits within our Countywide team supporting adults living within all areas of Essex and out of county. The role will be community and home based, with the flexibility of being based from any of our Essex locations for administrative purposes. Countywide travel is required and there will be an expectation to work from ECC and health buildings across Essex as needed.

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 post qualifying social work experience, evidence of continuing professional development, and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.

There is a need for attention to detail and knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty and Court of Protection procedures. The postholder will be confident in person-centred and positive risk-taking approaches.

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.

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
  • 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 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.

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