Adult Social Care Social Worker - Increasing Independence Team

Working For Essex
192.00 - 207.00 GBP Daily
05 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


***(Self-employed workers in this team have been assessed as sitting outside IR35 regulations provided certain stipulations are met)

The Role

Primarily to facilitate and support people to undertake person centred, asset focussed assessments and reviews. This work is outcome focussed and driven by the principles of the Care Act. This approach will help each person to reach their potential and connection to the networks and community around them.

Job Purpose

To best ensure people with a disability as tenants in their own home have a full and valued life in the community determined by their strengths, needs and interests.

To encourage a model of self-determination where choice is integral and opportunities maximised.

Increasing Independence Team

The Increasing Independence Team has two main Work Streams

  1. Supporting individuals to move from Residential care to Supported Living as tenants. As explained above ensuring this support maximises independence and enables each person to develop.
  2. Reviewing and rationalising collective and individual programmes in Supported Housing again maximising opportunities for growth and increased independence.

There is a requirement to build relationships with tenants/prospective tenants, their families, staff in residential care and colleagues in Community Teams and other service providers.

Diploma / Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent or Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists or B.Sc. OT or other professional qualification recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • A good working knowledge and ability to use information technology and related systems.
  • Must have two years post qualified experience.


The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the County of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.