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PERMANENT job for a Social Worker in Essex

Location Essex, United Kingdom
Date Posted June 28, 2019
Category Social Workers (All Grades)
Job Type Social Work
Ref: PERM10245
Location Essex
Profession Socialcare
Salary From £29,323 to £35,444
Grade Social Worker
Hours Flexible
Team Childrens Services


Supply Care Solutions are looking for a PERMANENT Social Worker in Essex.

Social Worker-Communities East Localities Team-(Salary £28,746.00 – £34,746.00 per annum)

Permanent, Full Time, Communities East Locality Team. Social Worker required who has completed the ASYE or have two years PQE experience working as a qualified Social worker. CSS/CQSW/DipSW/Social Work Degree/Masters, or equivalent qualification validated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) HCPC Registration and commitment to re-registration every 2 years Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development in line with the Professional

Capabilities Framework (PCF) and appropriate to current career stage Main Grade Social Worker, Experienced Social Worker required. Main Purpose of the Job

  • To support citizens across South East Essex (including out-of-borough cases) with the aim to offer the appropriate support in the right place at the right time.
  • To understand individual’s strengths, assets and wishes to maximise their potential for independence, recognising the importance of assuming that the individual is best placed to know their own outcomes, goals and wellbeing.
  • To undertake assessments and to support individuals to develop personalised care plans that take account of community assets, informal networks, universal services and other support and provision which reduces dependency.
  • To work with health and social care colleagues and other partners by engaging in innovative practice and a visionary approach to creating a better Southend. Innovation and creativity
  • Utilise your creativity and step up to offer your views and opinions
  • Act as a catalyst for change, ensuring that solutions and outcomes are based on recognised best practice and innovation.
  • Be part of a team that embraces the process of change, participating in effective team working.
  • Be an exemplar for high quality complex social work practice, leading through example in your communication style, knowledge, values and person-centred approach.
  • Promote critical reflection and participate in group work to ensure that the work environment is safe, responsive, flexible and emotionally capable.

Planning and Organisation:

  • Work closely with all partners across statutory partners (such as Police), Health and Social Care to ensure that there is effective coordination of interdependences including the resolution of risks . and other issues that may arise.
  • Create space for innovative and courageous practice that seeks to develop the best quality outcomes for people in the borough
  • Collaboration and Co-production
  • Embrace a culture of active engagement and co-production across the team, community and system wide
  • Engage with people on all levels when considering how services are delivered with an onus on co-production.
  • Participate in community engagement and cohesion to effectively reduce adults and families who are experiencing isolation, loneliness, marginalisation and disconnection.
  • Be willing to use critical thinking about how services are developed and maintained with our communities and stakeholders
  • Maintain effective relationships with stakeholders who are crucial to creating a better Borough, including General Practitioners (GPs), other primary care professionals, hospital staff and community leaders/groups relevant to the locality.

Strengths and Asset Based Engagement

  • Embrace the vision of an asset-based approach, health and social care integration and developing community resilience. Adhere to the ethos and principles of the Care Act (2014) and other associated adult social care legislation as part of the Adult Social Care Transformation.
  • Apply a strengths/asset-based approach to practice, both in terms of individual assessments, care plans and reviews and the culture within the team. Promote social work values, ethics and commit to ensuring that individuals are at the centre of practice

Resilience and Independence

  • Develop your strengths, abilities and aspirations to ensure you feel valued, inspired and able to take on the complexities of practice.
  • Promote a culture of enablement and independence within the team which reflects a practice approach in the community
  • Embrace positive risk assessment and decision making to reduce boundaries around risk averse practice
  • Change Management and Ownership
  • Become co-creators of change within the communities you serve and the system you work within
  • Question assumptions around practice and structural hierarchies and take responsibility for new ideas and creativity
  • Actively participate in and understand the wider transformative vision of the borough.
  • Adopt critical thinking by creating a new approach to understanding the ‘system wide picture’
  • Utilise creativity and step up to offer your views and opinions.

Quality Assurance

  • Take professional responsibility, when required, for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, safeguarding enquiries (including large scale investigations), and Mental Capacity Act (2005) assessments. Ensure that your competency workbook is completed to a high standard and that your aspirations and outcomes are measured, monitored and evaluated. Communicate effectively including accurate records, written reports, appropriately reporting concerns to managers and external stakeholders when required.
  • Be responsible for prioritising your work and ensuring you have sufficient capacity to effectively manage you workload. Staff Development
  • Be willing to develop your strengths and abilities to ensure you feel inspired and able to take on the complexities of social work practice.
  • Be willing to be a co-creator of change within the communities you serve and support the transformation of practice towards empowerment, change agency and asset-based community development.
  • To play an active role in practice development
  • Undertake leadership training as required to maximise the skill-set required to embrace change and drive this Council towards a learning organisation.
  • The successful candidate may be needed to work outside the core hours and on weekends and bank holidays when required, including having some on-call responsibility when needed.


Qualified Social Worker Requirements for these roles:

  • CSW/CQSW/DipSW/BA/MA in Social Work
  • 2 years post qualifying experience in working within children services
  • Current HCPC Registration (copy of your HCPC card or email across the registration number)
  • Current Enhanced DBS check(need a copy of current valid DBS certificate)
  • Eligibility to work in the UK without work permit or visa restrictions (current valid passport)
  • Commitment to the safe care and well-being of vulnerable people

Benefits of working through Supply Care Solutions are;

  • Dedicated Consultant Support
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Varied Career Opportunities

For more details on this role please call me on 020 8506 1111 (option 1). Please view our website for more details

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