Complex Behaviour Team
Countywide - based at County Hall, Chelmsford
Salary £30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Full Time, 2 year Fixed Term Contract
If shortlisted, interviews have been provisionally booked on Tuesday 6th March 2018
Please note this role cannot accommodate newly qualified social workers. All candidates must have at least 2 years post qualified experience.
Are you looking for a new challenge and to make a difference for adults with learning disabilities / autism? Looking for a new opportunity for professional development? If so then the complex behaviour team maybe the team for you!
The team consists of an operational team manager, 2 senior social workers and 3 social workers working closely with our behaviour advisory team. We are a county wide team based in County Hall that works as part of an integrated health and social care pathway for adults with learning disabilities that also have behaviours that challenge services. We are also working to support the Essex, Southend and Thurrock transforming care partnership coard and as such the work of the team may involve working with people who are ordinary resident of Southend and Thurrock.
The current function and focus of the team is to work within the transforming care agenda to support adults who have been living in hospital services, particularly those identified following 'Winterbourne View'. This involves supporting adults who can move on to live in the community, and for those who are currently not ready to leave hospital, to ensure that they have a clear and progressive care pathway to potential discharge. This work is in line with Essex County Council's adult social care charter vision of 'Helping People to help themselves, making personalisation real' - and our aim is to enable people to become more independent and less reliant on care services, and have 'Good lives'
The work involves holding a case load where you will have the opportunity to work closely with adults and their families to understand the issues they face, and then working to deliver creatively tailored solutions. This will include completing care act assessments and reviews, carers assessments, undertake mental capacity assessments, and work in accordance with deprivation of liberty and safeguards. You will also have the opportunity to work in partnership with commissioners to develop new and innovative accommodation and support service for those we work with.
In addition the team are responsible for completing social circumstance reports for mental health tribunals and hospital managers hearings, and to work in partnership with health colleagues in participating in care and treatment reviews and care programme approach meetings.
The job can involve travel both across county and out of county and staff are encouraged to work flexibly. Successful applicants will receive regular individual and peer supervision and on-going consideration of development needs and training opportunities.
Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.
Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.
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