Social Worker Ageing Well West Team - Permanent

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Essex, Eastern, United Kingdom
Hays Social Care
Salary : £36648 - £42403 Annually
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Your new role
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, a flexible approach is required as you will be required to be on site and travel around the city, as and when needed.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
When joining the council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: 25 days annual leave, flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensuring that you are supported in this varied and challenging role with the appropriate level of training.

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