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Perm Adults Social Worker

Location: Southend

Salary/Rate: £31,371-£36,876 depending on experience

Type: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Reference: 3509345

Adults, QSW, social worker, single point of access


The Council are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and innovative social worker to join their friendly and established single point of access team in order to support citizens across Southend-on-Sea. This position will be to assess and safeguard citizens in the community at the first point of contact with social care. The team is integral in safeguarding citizens in Southend, preventing admission to hospital and ensuring that citizens are linked to their local communities. The team are required to ensure that individual strengths, assets and wishes are maximised and potential for independence is maximised.You need to be committed to actively supporting independence, promoting wellbeing, and ensuring vulnerable Southend residents are safeguarded against abuse.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this position it is essential that you have a qualification in Social Work (Diploma/Bachelor/Master’s degree) and hold a current registration with Social Work for England. It is essential that you possess a good working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005. The post holder will need to have a sound knowledge of the SET Procedures for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and assessment and investigation skills. You will need to demonstrate that you have a proven ability in ensuring that adults and older people are appropriately safeguarded. It is desirable that you have some hospital and/or community experience to understand the interface and delivery of care between Health and Social Care, to include a working knowledge of Continuing Healthcare.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on 01702 762130.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.

Contact: Natalie Storozynski

Office: 1st Floor, 19 Clifftown Road

Phone: 01702 352452

Email: nathalie.s@hays.com

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