Basildon Adult Social Worker SW0560

  • Full Time
  • Essex
  • Role: Rolling contract
  • Salary: To £28 Umbrella
  • Reference: SW0560
  • Posted 4 months ago

SW Locums are recruiting for HCPC Registered Social Workers to work in the Adults Early Intervention team in Basildon and various other Essex based teams.

With SW locums you will benefit from the dedicated support of our vastly experienced consultants with the best sector knowledge within the social work sector. SW locums run our payroll quicker than our competitors too, so you will get paid accurately and quicker with SW Locums.

Essex County Council are seeking skilled Social Workers to support with our Adult Social Care response to meeting the additional support needs of adults during winter.  We are seeking staff who are skilled and passionate in supporting adults in an early intervention model, including two hospitals (Basildon and Southend), with a focus on ensuring the adult is appropriately connected to community provision, is in control of their life and health, and has their eligible care and support and health care needs met.

South East and South Essex have a large, dynamic and busy Early Intervention and Recovery team – these teams comprise a Team Manager, a Deputy Team Manager, Senior Social Care staff, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Community Support Workers.  The team follows on from the work of our Social Care Connects service and provides face to face and crisis services for adults who need assessment or support with managing their urgent care needs.  Work will be split between planned interventions and urgent requests for support and assessment.

There are strong and growing links to our community health partners, and there is also a strong Discharge to Assessment pathway operating locally, ensuring that adults who require acute hospital care and supported home safely.


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Degree in social work

  • Evidence of continuing professional development and demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. professional capability framework, knowledge and skills statement.

  • Current registration with the HCPC

  • Experience within a social care setting with evidence of challenging social and family situations

  • Strong communication skills and an ability to develop a rapport and engage with diverse groups of individuals

  • Developing strong relationships with partners, other agencies and the local community to achieve joint objectives and offer a supportive framework for children and vulnerable adults

  • Understand the financial implications of care packages commissioned.

  • Evidence of clear decision making in order to highlight and limit the potential risks associated with intervention

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and sometimes beyond, so access to a vehicle during working hours is obligatory.