Social Worker – Adults – Early Intervention

Location Essex
Salary £228.60 - £240.00 per hour
Job Purpose


ECC Adult Social Care, through effective practice, is moving towards a transformational shift from a focus on long-term care support, to a model with four key principles: - prevention; early intervention; enablement and safeguarding.

This will enable people, their families and carers to access information and tools, live healthily and independently and for our function an opportunity to respond pro-actively to growing service demand in a sustainable way, within the financial constraints of the Council.


Social workers manage a caseload, including assessment of risk and purposeful intervention through direct work, commissioned services and review.  Quality assuring interventions and balancing need with finance.


Educated to degree level with current registration and the ability to demonstrate practice in accordance with professional standards.  Experience of developing strong working relationships with partners, other agencies and the voluntary sector to deliver improved outcomes.


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 and determining when the threshold for statutory intervention has been reached 
  • Work collaboratively building effective relationships with internal and external partnerships and stakeholders, and the voluntary sector to assist children and vulnerable people in gaining support for inclusivity from within the community.   
  • Accountable for conducting assessments and plan responses to safeguard a child or vulnerable adult include intervention as required. 
  • Develop a client centric approach which enables early intervention and prevention and increases independence. 
  • Pro-actively influences in a range of planning, decision making and case discussions inter-agency. 
  • Work with families, communities and individuals to help people age well supporting the Council’s wider strategic aims.   
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.