Social Worker – Adults, Hospital

Social Worker – Adults, Hospital – Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – Up to £37,890

About the Role:

  • Southend Council have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic social worker to work within the Southend Hospital’s Social Work team. The post holder will be an instigator for change, focusing on positives in line with Southend Council’s approach in supporting individuals, families and carer’s through strengths-based conversations, assessments and care planning post discharge from hospital. The focus is on the individual’s abilities and community assets.
  • Working alongside health colleagues to prevent people from needing long term care and supporting interdependence, the post holder will support people and their carer’s as a ‘change agent’ to build on their strengths, assets and abilities to self-manage. You must be able to work within a pressurised environment and be flexible with working to ensure the core hours are covered. We are currently looking for a worker to cover Monday – Friday (37 hours per week).

About You:

  • To be successful in this position, you must be SW England qualified and be at least 2 years post qualified as a social worker.
  • 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.

In return we will offer professional supervision; appraisal and regular training. With an exciting and stimulating ambition in place for Southend 2050, a clear five year roadmap of key outcomes and an internal transformation programme that is changing our business delivery including refreshed values and behaviours.

If you are interested in further details of this position, please apply today and one of our Consultants will contact you to go over the opportunity and guide you through the interview process. Thank you for reading and we look forward to hearing from you!


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