Social Worker Ageing Well Service – Permanent

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    Qualified Social Worker
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    Government & Public Services
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Adults, Social Worker, Permanent, Southend

Southend Council have an exciting opportunity for a permanent full-time Social Worker to join the Ageing Well West Service.
Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available. However, you are required to be on site at the Civic Centre a minimum of 2 days a week.
The Ageing Well Service provides assessment and review functions for older aged adults and older adults with mental ill health. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Social Worker to work in Southend-on-Sea.
This post is crucial to the delivery of person-centred care assessments and supporting adults to remain as independent as possible. Working alongside health colleagues to prevent adults from being admitted to long term residential care and supporting interdependence with the community, you will support adults and their carers as a ‘change agent’ to build on their strengths, assets and abilities to self-manage.

If you are a person who is passionate and highly motivated about developing services within a health and social care perspective, we would want to hear from you.

In return, we will offer professional supervision, appraisal and regular training.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this position you must be able to work in the UK, have a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the Social Work England and have completed your ASYE.
You must have current experience of working in the Adult Social Care sector and have the ability to build excellent working relationships with other agencies/professionals at all levels. You will need to be able to scope out community assets to better inform those people we work with.
You must have knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations, skills in assessment of carers and the ability to provide support and guidance to carers is essential.
You need to have experience of applying the Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005) and managing adult safeguarding enquiries or have a good understanding/knowledge if no direct experience is available.

What you'll get in return

Pension: Southend-on-Sea City Council provide membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for employees aged under 75. The LGPS is a generous scheme and provides you with a future income, independent of share prices and stock market fluctuations.
Leave Entitlements:
We offer our employees a generous leave entitlement from 25 days up to 32 days based on length of service (Continuous service). Southend-on-Sea City Council also offer a range of flexible working and family-friendly leave.
*We also offer paid time off to allow employees to undertake volunteering activities*
Here at Southend-on-Sea City Council we also offer our employees free access to a benefit portal that provides access to wellbeing support and a range of salary sacrifice schemes to help spread the cost of items, including:
  • Bicycles, cars, electronics and gym membership.
  • The portal also provides access to a range of discounts on products and services including retail, food shopping, travel, dining out and leisure activities.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.

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Talk to Natalie Storozynski, the specialist consultant managing this position

Located in Southend-on-Sea, 1st Floor, 19 Clifftown Road, Telephone 01702 352452
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