Social Worker - Hospital Assessment Team Southend

Working For Essex
08 Aug 2017
05 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Social Worker x 4 - Hospital Assessment Team

Southend Hospital
Salary from GBP27,500- GBP35,000 per annum on appointment with performance related progression up to GBP40,750
Permanent, Full Time Contract

If shortlisted, the interviews have been provisionally booked for 1st September 2017. 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".

Essex County Council 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.

Hospital Assessment Team (HAT)

We are a social work service based within a hospital, working with patients that are admitted to hospital, as well as their families and carers. Join us, and, together, we'll deliver social care as it should be. Here, you'll have the time to assess, plan and support service users to cope with social, emotional, economic and environmental problems. Ultimately, you'll share our focus to help service users to maintain their independence and to live as normal a life as possible in the community. This will mean working in partnership with health staff on social matters that may affect present and future health. You'll also have our full support in completing safeguarding investigations and continuing healthcare assessments. It's all about working as part of a multidisciplinary team, and you will draw upon domiciliary, day and residential services to support service users on discharge from hospital.

Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications
  • Diploma / Degree in Social Work
  • HCPC registered
  • Case load management in line with the Care Act
  • 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 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.