Eastern - Essex
Social Worker - Older People
Salary from 27,500- 35,000 per annum on appointment with performance related progression up to 40,750
Part time 18.5 hours permanent contract
This is your opportunity to be the Social Worker you want to be. You became a social worker to help change lives for the better. By following the Care Act and promoting Good Lives you can make a difference in changing the life for our vulnerable adults. It's about having the time to really get to know your service users and understand the issues they face, and the autonomy to deliver creatively tailored solutions.
By assessing the individual's needs you can discuss options available to ensure the customer feels supported and valued. Adult Operations truly believe in their value statement "Helping People to Help Themselves by Making Personalisation Real".
Our client has an award winning training academy to support with your continued learning which allows you to further your career whether that be into a more senior role or remain front line with additional learning opportunities of becoming a Practice Educator, Approved Mental Health Professional Specialist (AMPH) or Best Interest Assessor.
The Older People Team
The Older People Community Teams work with individuals aged 65 and over. Join us, and you'll be fully supported on our multi-disciplinary team and, together, we'll deliver social care as it should be. Here, you'll have the time to undertake social care community assessments, statutory reviews and mental capacity assessments while promoting the use of re-ablement and telecare. Your role will involve attending multidisciplinary meetings, undertaking safeguarding investigations, completing carers' assessments and providing advice and information. You will also complete social care intervention for those cases where the need has been identified and ongoing intervention is required. You'll benefit from working alongside other health partners, police and voluntary organisations.
Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications
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 licence and car or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.
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.