Access Team, Adults, Permanent, Social Worker
Your New Organisation
Southend on Sea Borough Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend.
Working for Southend on Sea Borough Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovate environment, with the benefit of flexible working practices to support a positive work life balance.
As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from social services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, trading standards, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.
Your new role
Southend Council have an exciting opportunity for two dynamic and forward thinking social workers to join their Access team.
Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available, however a flexible approach is needed as you will be required to be on site and travel around the borough.
The post holders will be an instigator for change, focusing on positives in line with Southend on Sea Borough Council’s approach in supporting individuals, families and carer’s through strengths-based conversations, assessments and care planning post discharge from hospital.
The focus is on the individual’s abilities and community assets. Working alongside health colleagues to prevent people from needing long term care and supporting interdependence, the post holder will support people and their carer’s as a ‘change agent’ to build on their strengths, assets and abilities to self-manage. You must be able to manage a busy workload and thrive in this type of environment, plus be flexible in approach to ensure the core hours are covered.
This is a great team and will be a rewarding role for the right candidate!
In order to progress and be considered for this role, please can you confirm that you conform and adhere to the new legislation regarding CQC Adults Regulated environments. Proof of this will be needed before your first day in the placement
What you’ll need to succeed
You must be a 2 years post qualified social worker, registered with SW England and have completed your ASYE You will ideally have experience in working within a local authority setting and be able to demonstrate your commitment to effective team working. As an experienced social worker you will have: – excellent communication skills; be proficient with using various computer systems and programmes; a good manager of time and be able to work under pressure working experience of knowledge of working with adults and older people; experience of safeguarding; and experience of undertaking Mental Capacity Act assessments.
What you’ll get in return
When joining the council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: 24 days annual leave, flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensuring that you are supported in this varied and challenging role with the appropriate level of training.
What you need to do now
If you are interested in this role, please click ‘apply online’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV
Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.
All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check
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