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Social Worker
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC16885
  • Published: Tue 24/08/2021, 11:05 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hemel Hempstead , Hertfordshire

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Social Worker

Job Title: Social Worker  – Watford & Three Rivers ADT
Location: Based at Apsley, Hemel Hempstead
Salary Range: H9- M1 £32,234 progressing to £39,880pa plus £6,000 relocation package, £1000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply  
Hours: Up to 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

Job Duties:

Watford & Three Rivers Adult Disability Team has an exciting opportunity for an experienced social worker. You will join an experienced and supportive team. Our focus is to ensure we enable people to make positive decisions in their lives, promoting their independence and that they can take part in their local community. 

The successful candidate will have post qualifying experience of working with vulnerable adults within health and social care settings and have had some involvement in multi-agency work.  You will be motivated by and dedicated to continuously improving health and social care practice. We aim to support people to be an active and influential member of their community by promoting true citizenship.

This role will include:

  • Providing professional leadership in situations which are complex or ambiguous
  • Using analytical skills to inform assessment, decision making and intervention, supporting others to do the same where appropriate 
  • Completing support planning with service users to ensure that outcomes identified at assessment are met through the provision of support, equipment, adaptations and enabling programmes 
  • Engaging with, assisting and providing advice to carers, conducting carers assessments when appropriate, 
  • Supporting and acting as an assessor for newly qualified social workers as part of their ASYE programme

There will also be opportunities to undertake specialist training to maintain and progress a career within our organisation and for the mentoring and supervision of non-qualified staff and newly qualified social workers.

We are a service motivated by and dedicated to social care intervention and community social work. Our core aim is to support people to be influential and active members of their community and promote true citizenship through our bespoke Connected Lives model of social care. 

We need social workers that can engage with people; promoting and enabling inclusive community options as well as self-directed purchased services. We want our social workers to be imaginative, reflective, adaptable and resilient to face the challenges of working in these extraordinary times.

You will be a qualified, registered Social Worker who has successfully completed an ASYE program and is working to the Social Work England professional standards. You will be required to attend meetings virtually but also in person both in and out of county. Therefore, applicants will need to have a full UK driving license and use of a car.

Closing date: Sunday 19th September 

Interview date: To be confirmed

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Tim Brooks or Michelle Smith on 01442 454343

Application Information

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

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.

Hard to Fill Roles
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants from outside, as well as from within the UK. Sponsorship opportunities may be available


Additional Information

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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