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.
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, using effective practice audit tools. Ensuring safeguarding in line with the Council's statutory obligations across the council and with partners.
Educated to degree level with current registration and the ability to demonstrate practice in accordance with professional standards.
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.
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.
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.
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