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Summary As a support worker you will be working closely with social workers and occupational therapists, delivering bespoke, intervention work, in accordance with the care plan, to vulnerable adults. It may be required to manage a caseload, including assessment of risk through direct work, within a quality assurance process. A focus will be to ensure that vulnerable people are safeguarded in line with the council's statutory obligations. We are looking for applicants with relevant experience of working with vulnerable adults, or educated to Level 3 Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). You will be passionate about engaging with and providing support in the community, working with partners as required. Service/Functional Accountabilities Assess social care needs and provide support to vulnerable adults, which enable them to live healthily and independently; maintaining high standards of professional practice which contribute to continuous improvement across the service and delivering the four key principles Contribute to the development of care and support plans that gain commitment to solutions to meet each individual's needs Works collaboratively with others, including placement team, to support the individual to commission care and support from appropriate providers; including developing their own employees through direct payments Accountable for working within the statutory legal framework, policy and guidance and determining when the threshold for statutory intervention has been reached in In line with legislative and organisational standards within the Care Act 2015 e.g. Mental Capacity Act (MCA) / Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) / Continuing Healthcare (CHC) etc. Responsible for highlighting issues and implementing plans to safeguard a vulnerable adult Building strong, effective relationships with clients, families and carers providing practical advice, support and, where necessary, acting as an advocate. Enabling vulnerable adults to live healthily and as independently as possible Work collaboratively across the service, with internal and external professional partner agencies to deliver joint objectives and ensure improved outcomes for vulnerable adults Provides information and advice in relation to involvement/accessing of third party agencies relevant to the needs of the client (eg benefits agencies, immigration, and housing) 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 Knowledge, Skills and Experience Experience within a social care setting, an NVQ/BTEC Level 3 or equivalent is desirable Evidence of continuing professional development and knowledge in relevant professional area Experience of building strong, effective relationships with adults, their families and carers in times of challenge and crisis Experience of undertaking direct, activity based work with adults Knowledge of legislative and policy guidance applicable within social care settings Proven track record of building working relationships with partners and external agencies A certificate in first aid and/or knowledge of sign language is desirable in this role 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 the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential. As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary. 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. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success. If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330* *Calls to this number are charged in the same way as calls to numbers starting 01 or 02, please check with your service provider 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.