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Job description

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.

The Role

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 be able to access information and tools to live healthily and independently. Providing an opportunity to respond proactively to growing service demand in a sustainable way, within the financial constraints of the Council.

The Residential Worker will effectively contribute to care planning and directly work with adults to ensure the delivery of good quality support in a residential home setting. Experienced in supporting adults within a residential setting, demonstrating support and working collaboratively with them to establish a positive working relationship in which to provide support.


  • Responsible for directly supporting and enabling adults within a residential home to
  • Ensure all regulatory requirements and codes of practice are met, including safeguarding.
  • Supports the planning process for adults, contributing to the assessment of individual needs and developing progressive care and support plans plus risk assessments, to ensure clarity on how these needs will be met, implemented and monitored on a regular basis.
  • Support people to ensure they are encouraged and supported to make decisions about how they can live a meaningful life.
  • Work collaboratively with the management team, any MDT involved and the local network and communities to ensure that the residents live in a healthy environment and are supported to maximise their independence.
  • Contribute to ensuring that people are able to access education, employment and/or leisure in their local communities and pursue their particular interests to further develop their ability to be independent and engaged
  • Contribute to the operational effectiveness of Residential Home ensuring the care of the residents is regularly monitored and on occasion includes leading shifts over shift patterns 7 days per week, including bank holidays.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.
  • Educated RQF Level 3 Caring for Adults or equivalent level by experience and a willingness to achieve the award within 24 months of starting the role.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and knowledge in relevant professional area.
  • Experience of working with people in a paid or voluntary capacity; or paid work in residential care with other service users.
  • Understands and demonstrates the ability to promote people's equality, diversity and rights alongside experience of being able to protect children from abuse.
  • Experience of using relevant technology in which to store, access and retrieve key client information.
  • Experience of contributing to the development, provision and review of placement and other care management plans, alongside evidence of being able to encourage people to develop and maintain a positive sense of identity and progression.
  • Support individuals to make choices in a way that always respects their dignity and privacy and promotes their choice in accordance with the care plan and any other key documents.
  • Ensure respectful, patient and courteous approaches are undertaken with adults, their families, visitors and colleagues whether within the home or out in the community.
  • Undertakes accurate and legible recording to ensure it meets the Care Quality Commission standards and positively promote Adult Social Care.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

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
Job Sector
Social Care
Job Position
Support Worker
Estimated Salary
£18,000.00 - £20,000.00 / year
Clacton-on-sea, Essex, United Kingdom Show on map
Post date
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