Salary £28,551 - £31,515 plus market factor payment of up to £3,000
We have two Social Worker vacancies in our Rapid Response and Assessment Service which is based at Thurrock Community Hospital. As a Social Worker you will be a part of a joint crisis team consisting of social care staff and nurses that work together to provide a rapid assessment and short term social and health care support to Adults aged 18 and over who require immediate social or medical intervention. You will engage with service users, carers, families, professionals and other Adult Social Care Teams within Thurrock Council as well as partner agencies/stakeholders to complete strength based approach social care assessments for those Adults who require a response within 4 days to prevent a crisis and or admission to hospital or residential care.
In addition, you will work closely with our single point of access, Thurrock First, providing advice and support to their team of advisors and working within the multi-professional triage team as required.
As a Social Worker you need to be able to complete high quality assessments within a limited timeframe so you need to be able to manage your time effectively against competing priorities as well as form very quick working relationships with Adults who have care and support needs. To achieve this you need to have skills, knowledge and experience of working in an Adult Social Care Team as a Qualified Social Worker. In return you will have the benefit of working in a highly motivated and dynamic service which will allow you to grow and develop as a professional.
- A Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Certificate at Enhanced level will be required for this post
- As a qualified Social worker you will receive an additional £3,000 market supplement, as well as two incremental salary points for practising AMHP’s.
- Adults Social Care has so much to offer you and we look forward to see what you can offer Adult Social Care for an informal chat about these roles, please contact Fran Leddra, Principal Social Worker and Strategic Lead, Safeguarding and Complex Care.
At Thurrock, we recruit differently and if you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend a morning interview session with members of our community. This will be held on Friday 28th September 2018. Our unique approach to recruitment has been recognised nationally and has led us to be finalists in the Skills For Care National Accolades.
Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the and the . We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent , and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
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