Please note this role is based at Colchester Hospital.
ECC is transforming to be far more proactive and our new model centres on a transformational shift from focussing on long term care and support to 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.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic qualified social worker to come and join a very busy Early Intervention Hospital Team based at Colchester Hospital. This team supports all specialisms and works closely with our community teams and health colleagues.
Working in a multi-disciplinary team we undertake Care Act assessment and reviews where appropriate and supporting adults leaving the hospital on a "Discharge to Assess" pathway, ensuring their assessments are undertaken at the right time and in the right place. This social worker role also includes the undertaking of Mental Capacity Assessments (MCA), Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults enquiries; attend case conferences and multi-disciplinary team meetings.
The Early Intervention Hospital Team provide a 7 day service including Bank Holidays and a work a rolling rota covering the hours between 8.00 to 6.00 pm. You will be required to work one weekend in 5.
* Degree in social work
* 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 HCPC
* 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.
The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide 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 license and car or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.
As part of employment with 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.
ECC 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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