Job Title: Practitioner
Salary Range: H9-M1 £32,234 - £39,880 pa
Hours: 37 hours per week
We are recruiting to our Adult Safeguarding Service.
As an experienced social care professional (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse) the Adult Safeguarding Practitioner will contribute effectively and professionally to the work of the specialist Adult Safeguarding team, to fulfil Hertfordshire County Council’s adult safeguarding responsibilities in line with Section 42 of the Care Act and working within Hertfordshire safeguarding frameworks. The values and principles of Making Safeguarding Personal are intrinsic to the operations of the team.
You will endorse and act in accordance with the principles of personalisation, ensuring that appropriate safeguarding responses and actions are person-centred and, as far as possible, putting people in control of their lives. Your practice will be responsive, inclusive and community-based, working to ensure the service provided is effective, efficient and delivers positive and personal outcomes for the citizens of Hertfordshire.
You will respond to safeguarding concerns raised; record safeguarding adult concerns accurately and timely; identify safeguarding plans to mitigate risk to the person; gather relevant information to support decision making; seek and record views of adult at risk, undertake capacity assessments / best interest decisions as appropriate; contribute to strategy discussions or meetings. You may be required to lead investigations and contribute to case conferences, ensuring outcomes are recorded; be lead investigator on a section 42 enquiry; and identify need for other assessments or interventions required.
Business travel will be required as part of the role.
For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Jill Melton - Jill.Melton@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Closing Date: Monday 19th October
Interview Date: W/C Monday 2nd November
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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How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.