Job Title: Early Intervention Vehicle Practitioner
Qualifications: Occupational Therapist, Social Worker
Location: Adult Care Services & CLCH sites in Hemel Hempstead
H9 £32,234 - £34,728 pa – 3 posts (pro rata for part-time)
M1 £35745 - £39,880 – 1 post
Hours: 08:00 - 18:30 working a maximum of 4 days a week
1 weekend duty in 4 with 2 days off in the week when working a weekend.
Contract: Fixed term contract until January 2023 for Early Intervention Vehicle Practitioners, with the possibility of extending (Secondments will be considered) or being considered for a permanent Adult Social Worker or Occupational Therapist role after the fixed term contract has ended.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
New Early Intervention Vehicle Service Hertfordshire Adult Social Care Services are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking Occupational Therapists and Social Workers to work in the newly established Emergency Intervention Vehicle Service supporting Older People in West Hertfordshire.
This new and exciting initiative is well suited to assertive professionals, looking for a unique challenge, with sound crisis assessment skills and a passion for working with clients to optimise their wellbeing in their own home.
You will support people living in West Hertfordshire in vehicles provided by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust working alongside a Paramedic or Nurse to provide holistic assessments in responding to non-life-threatening priority calls such as falls. You will be expected to take positive risks and work creatively and flexibly to enable older people in to remain in their own home following an acute episode.
You are responsible for managing the immediate concern and considering future preventative interventions, as well as the needs of the carer, before referring for NHS and/or social care support. You will not be expected to case manage cases. You will work closely with the CLCH Rapid Response team and develop strong relationships with Adult Care Services colleagues as well as voluntary services to promote longer term recovery. Professionals will have immediate access to assistive equipment and Social Workers will receive Functional Assessment training. Each job is managed on an individual basis to ensure the best quality client centred care is provided.
The team is supported by a band 7 nurse from CLCH and an Adult Social Care deputy team manager. In addition to these duties the M1 practitioner will be required to take responsibility for supervising colleagues and other additional duties supporting the team manager.
You will hold a Social Work or Occupational Therapy professional qualification and a current registration for practice with your professional body. You will have experience in working with the older people and their carers. You will possess some knowledge of Social Care Legislation and have good understanding of the safeguarding policies governing provision of services to older people demonstrable abilities in your in day to day practice. As an employee of Hertfordshire County Council, you will have access to monthly reflective supervision excellent career/skill development opportunities.
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Gillian Malcolm, Team Manager, Older Persons Adult Care Services 01442 453656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*This is a rolling advert and candidates will be contacted as and when they apply*
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
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.
Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.
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
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
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 a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
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Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants from outside, as well as from within the UK. Sponsorship opportunities may be available
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.
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