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Social Worker - Early Intervention Team

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Social Worker - Early Intervention Team

Temporary for 6 months initially but this could be extended 

£192 PAYE/£207 Umbrella per day

Location: Colchester Hospital

About the Role

Working to support adults, and their families, who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity, you’ll maximise their potential to live independently.

With case work focusing on complex adults recovering from a Stroke, you’ll ensure that adults and their families are safeguarded. You’ll share ideas and best practice, providing specialist advice as part of a multi-disciplinary team sharing your knowledge as a Social Worker. You will be supporting adults to leave the hospital, linking in with the Stroke Team and Early Supported Discharge therapists maximising the adults recovery and independence.

  • We currently have an opportunity for a Social Worker, within our North Essex area. There will be the requirement to work weekends (one weekend in six) and bank holidays. Flexible working arrangements (depending upon service requirements including a proportion of time working from home supporting the core hours of 8am to 6:30pm) 

North Essex covers our offices in Colchester and Clacton. It is a diverse area to work in encompassing  rural , costal and urban communities all with their own unique challenges. Essex County Council work closely with their partners in North Essex, those joining teams in this area are uniquely positioned to be increasingly involved in partnership projects across local authorities and the NHS.

Early Intervention Team, this is a great opportunity to join a team focused on preventative approaches to social care moving at a fast pace where your Social work experience can be used to impact vulnerable adults lives often at the point of referral into social care.


About Us

With us, you can achieve more – for yourself as well as the vulnerable adults you work to support. We’re always looking for new ways to deliver even better services, Social Workers play an integral role in our preventative approach to Social Care. We encourage our multi-disciplinary teams to share their ideas and experience. We work together to get things done. Bring your positive, proactive attitude, and we’ll empower you to make the most of your experience as a Social Worker within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.

About You

To apply you should be a qualified and experienced social worker with a current Social Work England registration. This role involves travelling around Essex. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential. You need to have an understanding of Hospital Intermediate Care and Continuing Healthcare Assessments.

Given the current pandemic Essex County Council continues to review its ways of working during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to work within adult social care with a focus on “digital first”, where the default position is, where possible, for our staff to work from home (this is continuously reviewed).

Sorry, newly qualified social workers will not be considered for this position.