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Job description

The Assessment Day will be held on 25th June 2019 at 9.30am - 3.30pm in Basildon

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.


ECC has transformed to be far more proactive. Our new model has moved from focusing on long term care and support and is now centred on early intervention, recovery and enabling people to live independently for as long as possible. Our mission is to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available to the adult, their families and carers; to ensure they have access to information and tools to enable them to live healthily and independently for as long as possible; and, to exercise choice and control over their lives, while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life for all the adults we work with, including those in need of long term care.

Job Purpose

ECC Adult Social Care, through effective practice, is moving towards a transformational shift from a focus on long-term care support, to a model with four key principles: - prevention; early intervention; enablement and safeguarding. This will enable people, their families and carers to access information and tools, live healthily and independently and for our function an opportunity to respond pro-actively to growing service demand in a sustainable way, within the financial constraints of the Council.

Social workers manage a caseload, including assessment of risk and purposeful intervention through direct work, commissioned services and review. Quality assuring interventions and balancing need with finance.

Educated to degree level with current registration and the ability to demonstrate practice in accordance with professional standards. Experience of developing strong working relationships with partners, other agencies and the voluntary sector to deliver improved outcomes.

The Assessment Day

The day will start with an introduction to Adult Social care session to give you more information on the fantastic work and opportunities the South of Essex.

After the talk you will then be involved in a group discussion and invited to interview with the hiring managers.

Social Worker vacancies are available in Early Intervention, ongoing support and hospital based care teams.


Why work in Basildon?
  • Fantastic location, only 26 miles from Central London, 11 miles from Chelmsford and 10 miles from Southend-on-Sea.
  • Easily accessible via A13/A127 and National Rail
  • Free onsite parking for staff
  • Great team morale, friendly, helpful, supportive colleagues
  • Permanent Managers in all areas who are supportive, encouraging and available
  • All teams are based in the same offices which is great for collaborative working
  • Great training pathways for staff, encouragement to all staff for their continual professional development
  • Good working relationships with other teams and professionals. Step down processes to partner agencies embedded
  • Staff are provided with monthly reflective supervision
  • We are passionate about the use of systemic thinking/practice in interventions.

This is a great opportunity to meet hiring managers in the South of Essex and will provide you with a real understanding of what a move to Essex County Council can mean for you.

Social Worker roles require you to be mobile throughout a wider 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 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. 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.

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.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.


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.

Job type
Full-Time
Industry
Government
Job Sector
Social Care
Job Position
Qualified Social Worker
Salary
£30,000.00 - £35,000.00 / year
City/Town
Basildon
Address
Basildon, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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