Mental Health Social Worker – Permanent
Your New Organisation
Southend on Sea City 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 City 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
This is a terrific opportunity! The Recovery and Wellbeing Team (RWT) at Essex Partnership University Trust have three exciting permanent social worker posts.
The successful candidates will gain experience in varied and challenging Adult Social Care within the Mental Health Team, seconded from Southend City Council to EPUT.
Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available, however a flexible approach is required as you will be required to be on site and travel around the borough, as and when needed. The RWT has a passion for ensuring quality social work practice and working with partners to make sure commissioned services are safe, fit for purpose and lead on safeguarding enquires to support people to live lives free from harm.
The successful candidate will work as part of multi-disciplinary team to support people to live full lives whilst managing a case load.
Within this position, you will receive a full induction, regular supervision and a robust training schedule is available for continuous professional development.
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
To be successful in this position, you need to be a 2 years post qualified social worker who is registered with SW England.
Previous experience within Mental Health is beneficial and you need to 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 a social worker you will need to 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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