Job Title: Social Worker (Watford Older People Team)
Location: Apsley, Hemel Hempstead
Salary Range: H8-M1 £27,741 - £39,880pa Depending on grade and experience plus £6,000 relocation package, £1000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply
Hours: 37 hours per week
Watford Older People Team is looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic registered Social Worker. This is an exciting opportunity to join a high performing and supportive team working to support citizens over 65 years who live in a vibrant, multi-cultural town. We are committed to working in collaboration with our key partner agencies (health, social care and mental health services). The aim of this role to promote independence by assessing older people to identify their desired outcomes to maximise independent living whenever possible.
You will undertake assessments of need to determine eligibility and implement care and support plans with clear outcomes to achieve or maintain well-being. You will keep the service user at the centre of all activity and address assessed needs within the legislative framework. A good understanding of the relevant adult social care legislation is essential to this post. You will need to be able to work autonomously within agreed timeframes and manage frequently changing situations. You will work as part of an integrated team, attend multi-disciplinary meetings and need to have excellent communication skills.
For this role you need to have a recognised qualification in Social Work and be registered with SW England. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of safeguarding practice and skills in risk assessment and positive risk taking which draws on a service user’s strengths and assets.
This post would welcome applications from candidates who can bring energy, and creative assessment/care planning to the role, for both service users and their carers by embracing informal support networks, community engagement, and partnership working.
There are real opportunities to progress in the Department for the successful candidate.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR SUPPORTING STATEMENT DEMONSTRATES HOW YOU MEET THE ESSENTIAL CRITERIA OF THE PERSON SPECIFICATION FOR THIS ROLE.
Working for Hertfordshire County Council you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement plus paid bank holidays. As a qualified Social Worker/Occupational Therapist you also benefit from an additional 5 days paid annual leave pro rata. We offer a comprehensive induction and training programme, career progression opportunities and Local Government Pension Scheme.
Upon joining Hertfordshire County Council, you will have access to Herts Rewards which gives discounts and cashback on over 800 retailers and services. This also includes, cycle to work scheme, purchased annual leave scheme, Carewell – an employee assistance programme, and many other lifestyle, wellbeing and financial benefits.
Closing Date: Sunday 18th October 2020
Interview date: Thursday 5th or Friday 6th November 2020
For an informal discussion and more information please contact Malcolm Sellen, Team Manager for Watford (01442 453517) Mobile 07812322939 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role and a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
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