Social Worker - Older People Review Team Colchester

Working For Essex
01 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Social Worker - Older People Review Team - North QuadrantColchester and Tendering
Salary from GBP30,000 - GBP35,000 per annum
Permanent, Full Time Contract If shortlisted, interviews have been provisionally booked for 26th September 2017 This is your opportunity to be the Social Worker that you want to be. 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 to ensure the adult feels valued. Adult Operations believe in their value statement "Helping People to Help Themselves by Making Personalising Real." We require enthusiastic social workers and Occupational Therapists committed to undertaking person centred work with individuals focussing on their strengths, interests and assets in accordance with the Care Act. Our team is supporting Older Adults in the Colchester and Tendring areas who have existing funded support by undertaking planned reviews. You will be passionate about developing a clear and comprehensive understanding of what is most important to each person to ensure they lead a valued and good life. This understanding will mean the conversations had with adults and the Care Act Reviews will enable you to provide a clear picture of how a person's independence can be promoted and maximised focusing on achieve positive outcomes to enhance their wellbeing, looking at prevention and independence in line with the Care Act 2014 by reviewing and revising the care and support plans where appropriate. You will be provided with supervision, training and be encouraged to take advantage of creative peer support opportunities. You will be encouraged and supported to work independently and therefore use your initiative and form grounded opinions and judgements within an experienced and dynamic team. Ideally you will have experience of working in adult social care within a statutory setting. Our client has an award winning training academy to support with your continued learning to allow you to further your career whether that be in a more senior role or remain front line with additional learning opportunities to become a Practice Educator, Approved Mental Health Professional Specialist (AMPH) or Best Interest Assessor. Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • Diploma / Degree in Social Work
  • HCPC registered
  • Experience in working in line with the Care Act is preferable
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation essential
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to manage your own time
  • Ability to engage and influence with multiple agencies
  • Passionate and driven to support your own continuing personal development (CPD)
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 the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.)

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