Social Worker - Working age Adults Basildon

Posted 29 January by Capita Managed Services

Social Worker - Working Age Adults
Basildon
Salary from £30,000- £35,000 per annum
Permanent, Full Time Contract

If shortlisted interviews have been provisionally booked for Tuesday 20th February 2018 PM.

This is your opportunity to be the social worker you want to be. You became a social worker to help change lives for the better. By following the care act and promoting Good Lives you can make a difference in changing the lives of our vulnerable adults. It's about having the time to really get to know your service users and understand the issues they face, and the autonomy to deliver creatively tailored solutions.

By assessing the individual's needs you can discuss options available to ensure the customer feels supported and valued. Adult social care truly believe in their value statement "Helping People to Help Themselves by Making Personalisation Real".

Essex County Council (ECC) has an award winning training academy to support with your continued learning which allows you to further your career whether that be into a more senior role or remain front line with additional learning opportunities of becoming a Practice Educator, Approved Mental Health Professional Specialist (AMPH) or Best Interest Assessor.

Role Specific Accountabilities

  • To assess, review and provide help to an individual, family or carer with complex family or social care needs, taking full account of appropriate policy and guidance. This will include taking due account of the principles of personalisation, service eligibility criteria and legal framework

  • To intervene and provide help to an individual or family whose complex family or social care needs or risks indicate that they need ongoing professional support which they might not normally be willing to accept

  • To carry out an assessment or enquiry and plan responses with an adult, or their representative or advocate if they lack capacity, to safeguard them from abuse, neglect or exploitation, building effective relationships with individuals and families as appropriate

  • To enable an adult who has been abused or neglected to improve their circumstances, where it is unclear whether the person lacks mental capacity to make decisions, or where it is unclear whether their decisions are compromised by the undue influence of others

  • To seek to promote social justice and rights by challenging neglect, discrimination and exclusion, and helping to build safe, strong and caring social networks and communities

  • To be the lead professional in collaborative work in situations where a social work perspective is needed to inform or drive decision-making, ensuring that a legally based, human rights perspective is applied to when and how interventions are made in the lives of individuals, families and communities experiencing complex social and family problems

  • To take a lead on community development to assess, identify and maximise the strengths or assets of individuals, their families and their communities

  • To help people facing significant personal adversity to improve their health, well-being and social engagement. To build relationships with individuals and families who find it difficult to engage with services but need support to develop or maintain independence or autonomy

  • Facilitate service user choice and empowerment through promoting independence as far as possible, by using knowledge and skills to promote quality of life, through the application of the principles of the personalisation agenda, such as support planning, at validation / risk management board discussions and Family Group Conferencing

  • To refer, liaise, consult and work effectively with other professionals in order to identify and meet service user/carers needs e.g. social care staff, Essex equipment service, health care professionals, district councils, housing teams, home improvement agencies and contractors. In integrated teams, to positively contribute to the achievement of joint working practices

  • To hold a caseload of a level of complexity and provide case management, guidance, support and expert advice to social care staff, students and newly qualified social workers, as and when required. Accountable for making recommendations about whether a case has reached the threshold for statutory intervention

  • Record, investigate and respond to safeguards and risk management boards, complaints and compliments, and provide detailed and professional responses in accordance with relevant standards and time frames

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Diploma / Degree in Social Work

  • HCPC registered

  • The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

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.

Required skills

  • <UL><LI><DIV><FONT face=Arial>Diploma / Degree in Social Work</FONT></DIV></LI><LI><DIV><FONT face=Arial>HCPC registered </FONT></DIV></LI><LI><DIV><F

Reference: 34340509

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