Colchester Social Worker SW9647

  • Temporary
  • South East
  • Role: Rolling temporary contract
  • Salary: to £28
  • Reference: SW9647
  • Posted 3 months ago

SW Locums are recruiting for a qualified social worker with substantial statutory experience within Adult Safeguarding. The person must be confident with case working Safeguarding Concerns and Section 42 Safeguarding Adults Enquiries. Must be able to display knowledge of key Adult and older people national drivers.

Candidates must have experience of working within multi agency settings and have some understanding and awareness of the Personalisation agenda for Adult Social care.

Must be a car driver

Service/Functional Accountabilities

Assess complex social care needs and provide support to vulnerable adults, which enable them to live healthily and independently.

Develop support plans that gain commitment to solutions that drive the care required for each individual’s needs.

Accountable for working within the statutory legal framework, policy and guidance in

line with legislative and organisational standards within the Care Act 2015 (e.g. MCA / DoLs / CHC etc).

Work collaboratively building effective relationships with internal and external partnerships and stakeholders and the voluntary sector to assist vulnerable people in gaining support for inclusivity from within the community.

Accountable for conducting assessments and plan responses to safeguard vulnerable adults include intervention as required.

Work with families, communities and individuals to help people age well supporting the Council’s wider strategic aims.

Attends meetings, reviews, case conferences and court hearings to provide information, insight and evidence, providing reports where appropriate.

Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.


No budget responsibility

No line management

Knowledge, skills and experience

Educated to degree level (i.e. Diploma or degree in social work, CQSW, CSS) or equivalent.

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 Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a registered social worker.

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.