The Essex Recruitment Team (ERT) is the contracted recruitment partner for Essex County Council (ECC) and has been on site since 2008 - Registering with ERT will give you direct access to all ECC vacancies.
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.
The role requires 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. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.
Assess complex social care needs and provide support to vulnerable adults, which enable them to live healthily and independently.
Develop support plans that gain commitment to solutions that drive the care required for each individual's needs.
Accountable for working within the statutory legal framework, policy and guidance in
line with legislative and organisational standards within the Care Act 2015 (e.g. MCA / DoLs / CHC etc).
Work collaboratively building effective relationships with internal and external partnerships and stakeholders and the voluntary sector to assist vulnerable people in gaining support for inclusivity from within the community.
Accountable for conducting assessments and plan responses to safeguard vulnerable adults include intervention as required.
Work with families, communities and individuals to help people age well supporting the Council's wider strategic aims.
Attends meetings, reviews, case conferences and court hearings to provide information, insight and evidence, providing reports where appropriate.
Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.
No budget responsibility
No line management
Educated to degree level (i.e. Diploma or degree in social work, CQSW, CSS) or equivalent.
Evidence of continuing professional development and demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. professional capability framework, knowledge and skills statement. Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a registered social worker.
Experience within a social care setting with evidence of challenging social and family situations.
Strong communication skills and an ability to develop a rapport and engage with diverse groups of individuals.
Developing strong relationships with partners, other agencies and the local community to achieve joint objectives and offer a supportive framework for children and vulnerable adults.
Understand the financial implications of care packages commissioned.
Evidence of clear decision making in order to highlight and limit the potential risks associated with intervention.
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.
If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*
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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.