Qualified Social Worker – Hospital Team

Social Care
£207 Per Day
Southend, Essex
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Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change.  ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost.  We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council.  We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services.  We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong.  We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.

ECC is transforming to be far more proactive and our new model centres on a transformational shift from focussing on long term care and support to early intervention, recovery and enabling people to live independently for as long as possible.  Our mission is to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available to the adult, their families and carers; to ensure they have access to information and tools to enable them to live healthily and independently for as long as possible; and, to exercise choice and control over their lives, while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life for all the adults we work with, including those in need of long term care.

Hospital Assessment Teams
Based within Hospital’s the teams support service users aged 18 and over, who have a variety of needs and across all specialisms. Staff members complete assessments, statutory reviews, mental capacity assessments, safeguarding, carers and continuing health care assessments. The hospital team receives a high number of Section 2 referrals and is subject to the Delayed Discharge Reimbursement Act 2005. The team also receives a high referral rate of safeguards – these will often involve working alongside the police and health partners. Team members are supported to complete safeguarding investigations, continuing health care assessments and undertake other roles as valued members of a multi-disciplinary team.

As a hospital assessment team they work in partnership with their health colleagues to promote independence and help service users take control of their own lives.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider 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.


  • HCPC Registered
  • Previous hospital experience
  • Car driver

please call Amy Maher on 01992 513 777 ext 3 or send your CV and contact details to Amy.maher@evergoodassociates.co.uk