Adults, QSW, social worker, review
Social Worker Adults review Team - £31,371-£36,876 depending on experience
Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work.
This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links.
The Council are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and innovative professional Adults Social Worker to join their friendly and well established team in order to support citizens across Southend-on-Sea (including out-of-borough cases) with the aim to offer the appropriate support in the right place at the right time.
The team understands individual's strengths and assets and wishes to maximise their potential for independence, recognising the importance of assuming that the individual is best placed to know their own outcomes, goals and wellbeing.
This is a great opportunity to work with health and social care colleagues and other partners by engaging in innovative practice and a visionary approach to creating a better Southend. The Team are integral to the Adult Social Care transformation programme, changing our approach to the way we work with Adults, Carers and the Community.
They are enthusiastic to embrace this and need the full complement of staffing resources to support one another to achieve the desired outcomes.
Your new role
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Social Worker to work in the East Locality Team.
The team are undergoing a large transformation programme across adult social care to develop person-centred pathways and practice which is enabling, supportive and developing communities to become more resilient. Working alongside health colleagues to prevent adults from being admitted to long term residential care and supporting interdependence with the community, you will support adults and their carer's as a 'change agent' to build on their strengths, assets and abilities to self-manage.
This post not only supports the statutory requirement for a Social Worker to undertake timely reviews, it also promotes an asset-based approach, maximising independence of the adult and reducing marginalisation. The position will ensure that through a person-centred approach that adults are assessed in a timely and appropriate manner to prevent adults from being admitted to long term residential care and supporting interdependence with the community and to return home as soon as possible, to ensure adults do not remain in placement any longer than is required which can have detrimental impact on their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
You may be required to work in a variety of Social Work teams depending on the business need, there also might be a need to work outside the core hours and on weekends and bank holidays when required, including having some on-call responsibility when needed.
What you'll need to succeed
To be successful on this position you need to have a social work qualification and be registered with the HCPC.
Previous experience of working with within the adults sector is essential for this job as is the ability to write up assessments and make judgements quickly and effectively.
You must have also completed your ASYE.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on .
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
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