Adult Social Care Social Worker - Mental Health

Working For Essex
207.00 GBP Daily
05 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Essex Recruitment Team (ERT) is the contracted recruitment partner for Essex County Council (ECC) and has been on site since 2008 - Registering with ERT will give you direct access to all ECC vacancies. Welcome to Adult Social Care!We are a dynamic and varied service which knows that the key to enabling people to have greater independence and control over their lives is by working in collaboration with others and applying the principles of prevention, sustainability and best value. Social work can be challenging, multifaceted but a rewarding role and we recognise the importance of equipping you with the tools to enable you to develop meaning relationships and find sustainable solutions. We offer great development opportunities and have many examples of excellent career progression throughout the service. I am very proud of our service and the great work we are doing across all our partners to build community capacity and resilience, we do hope you apply for one of our roles. Older Adults mental HealthThe Older Adults Mental Health Team consists of joint health- and social care-funded operational team managers, senior practitioners, social workers, social work assistants and CPNs. The team supports service users from the age of 65. Our team complete assessments, statutory reviews and mental capacity assessments, and attend multi-disciplinary meetings and Community Hospital ward rounds. Throughout, they complete safeguarding investigations and carers' assessments, and provide advice and information. Collaboration is key, and the team works alongside other health partners, police and voluntary organisations. We give them full support, and the opportunity to take part in all aspects of the work. We're firmly committed to enhancing skills, so we encourage everyone to complete relevant training.
  • Diploma/ Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent or Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists or B.Sc. O.T. or other professional qualification recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

  • Registration with the Health Professions Council as an Occupational Therapist and/or Registration with HCPC.

  • Approved Social Worker status (specific to Older Adult Mental Health).

  • A good working knowledge and ability to use information technology and related systems.

  • Required to be mobile throughout an operational area. To be able to attend meetings or provide cover in other locations. Driving licence and car or access to other effective transport arrangements is essential

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary. Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success. If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on *. *Calls to this number will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's

Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

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