Southend-on-Sea City Council

R2R102672- Prevention Team - Community Adult Social Worker – 12 months fixed term contract

Location UK-Southend-On-Sea
ID 2024-1481
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Min Pay Rate
GBP £36,648.00/Yr.
Max Pay Rate
GBP £42,403.00/Yr.
Work Pattern
Full Time
Social and Healthcare Qualified
Work Model
Hybrid Working
Post End Date

Your New Organisation

Southend on Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend.


Working for Southend on Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovate environment, with the benefit of flexible working practices to support a positive work life balance. As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from social services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, trading standards, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.

Your new role

Southend City Council are looking to appoint a full-time, adult experienced Social Worker within a 12 months fixed term capacity, to support individuals who are ordinarily resident in Southend-on-Sea with the aim to offer the appropriate support in the right place at the right time. You will be required to understand individual’s strengths, assets and wishes to maximise their potential for independence, recognising the importance of assuming that the individual is best placed to know their own outcomes, goals and wellbeing. Supporting both locality team colleagues and home-care providers with complex moving and handling situations, assessing and commission minor adaptions and routine equipment to avoid the need for onward referral to other services.

Undertake Care Act 2014 assessments, reviews to support individuals to develop personalised care plans that take account of community assets, informal networks, universal services and other support and provision which reduces dependency as well as being the champion in supporting people with specialist needs to have fulfilling lives.


Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available. However, a flexible approach is needed as you will be required to be on site and to travel around the city.


If you are a person who is passionate and highly motivated about developing services within a health and social care perspective, we would want to hear from you.


In return, we will offer professional supervision, appraisals and regular training.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this position you must be able to work in the UK, have a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the Social Work England and have completed your ASYE. You must have community adult experience.

You need to have previous experience of working in the Adult Social Care sector.

You will have the ability to apply a strength-based, asset-based approach to assessment, care planning and review.

Have experience of applying the Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005) and managing adult safeguarding enquires or have a good understanding/knowledge if no direct experience is available

You need to have the ability to develop relationships with internal & external stakeholders including voluntary, public, private sector organisations, partners, suppliers and contractors, as well as on-going commitment to continuous professional training and self-development.

What you'll get in return

 Southend-on-Sea City Council provide membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for employees aged under 75. The LGPS is a generous scheme and provides you with a future income, independent of share prices and stock market fluctuations.

Leave Entitlements:

We offer our employees a generous leave entitlement from 25 days up to 32 days based on length of service (Continuous service). Southend-on-Sea City Council also offer a range of flexible working and family-friendly leave.


Here at Southend-on-Sea City Council we also offer our employees free access to a benefit portal that provides access to wellbeing support and a range of salary sacrifice schemes to help spread the cost of items, including:

  • Bicycles, cars, electronics and gym membership.
  • The portal also provides access to a range of discounts on products and services including retail, food shopping, travel, dining out and leisure activities.

Nowhere else will you gain as much experience on the job, making us a sought-after place to work. If you are passionate, dedicated to making a change and ready for a challenge – you could be the candidate we are looking for.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in this role, please click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

If you would like a copy of either the Job Description or Person Specification, please Click for JD

If you are wanting further information that isn't in the JD, please contact Nathalie


Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.

All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications, regardless of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief.


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