About the role
ASC Social Worker – Older Adult Mental Health Team
Temporary, Full Time
£192 PAYE/£207 Umbrella per day
Job summary and Responsibilities
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.
The Older Adult Mental Health Team North is based in Colchester, covering both Colchester and Tendring, and the team has an exciting opportunity for a temporary social worker to join the team. The role will involve working with adults aged 65 years and over diagnosed with a functional or organic mental illness such as dementia; and their families both in the community, and developing discharge pathways from inpatient wards in accordance with the Mental Health Act 1983 and Care Act 2014 principles. This is a dynamic role promoting innovate person centered and partnership working with adults, their informal carers and in collaboration with other statutory, and non-statutory services to support and promote their mental health, well-being and outcomes. An essential part of the role is to challenge stigma, discrimination and consider least restrictive approaches for adults and their situations through holistic assessments and considering positive risk management to promote outcomes and recovery. The role is a Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm.
|Company Name||Essex County Council|
|Advert Reference||Req ID: 3011|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Number of Positions Available||1|
|Website Link / Email address to Apply||https://www.workingforessex.com/apply/asc-social-worker-older-adult-mental-health-team-3011/|