Adults Community Development Social Worker


Social Personnel are thrilled to be working with Southend-on-sea Council on their permanent vacancies. We are excited to work together to creative and rewarding opportunities for our Social Workers to join an excellent authority.

Your new organisation

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work. This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links.

Your new role

Southend are looking to recruit a full time permanent qualified social worker working as part of a new initiative to provide social work presence in the wider community to provide integrated working with other Multi-disciplinary agencies in Southend, working towards the aim of prevention and for the residents of Southend Living well. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Social Worker to work in Southend-on-Sea.

We are undergoing a large transformation programme across adult social care to develop person-centred pathways and practice which is enabling, supportive and developing communities to become more resilient. This post is crucial to the delivery of person-centred care assessments and supporting young people/ adults to remain as independent as possible. Working alongside health colleagues, supporting interdependence with the community, you will support adults and carer’s as a ‘change agent’ to build on their strengths and assets

What you’ll need to succeed

It is essential that you have a qualification in Social Work (Diploma/Bachelor/Master’s degree) and registration with Social Work England.

You will ideally have experience in working within a local authority setting and be able to demonstrate your commitment to effective team working. As an experienced social worker you will have: – excellent communication skills; be proficient with using various computer systems and programmes; a good manager of time and be able to work under pressure working experience of knowledge of working with adults and older people; experience of safeguarding; and experience of undertaking Mental Capacity Act assessments.

What you’ll get in return

Join the council as a Social Worker and you can enjoy a range of benefits including: – 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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