Social Worker
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC17373
  • Published: Fri 24/09/2021, 15:35 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stevenage , Hertfordshire

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Social Worker

Job Title: Experienced Social Worker (completed AYSE)– East and North Herts Intermediate Care and Out of County Hospital Team
Location: Primary base - Farnham House, Stevenage

Salary Range: H8-M1 £27,741 - £39,880pa Depending on grade and experience + £6,000 relocation package, £1000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply   
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent 

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

Integrated Hospital Discharge Service 


Job Duties:

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Intermediate Care and Out of County Hospital Team, this Service supports an integrated approach to managing care of people who require support on discharge from hospital.  Your team will be based in Community Rehab Units, Care Homes and office based.  This team is based within our Integrated Hospital Discharge Service working closely with the Acute Trusts.  

To improve outcomes for service users, the Intermediate Care Team and Out of County Hospitals Team support a 7-day service.  The successful candidate will therefore be asked to work on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays once every eight weeks and will receive days off during the weeks before and after covering a weekend. The successful candidate will be based in Farnham house, Stevenage but will be required to travel to other sites across the County.

You will benefit from a generous employee reward package, including flexible working and Herts Rewards discounts.

You will need to be an experienced SWE registered social worker (completed AYSE) and have knowledge and experience of relevant legislation.  You will have the ability to undertake innovative assessments and care planning with individuals, carers and their personal support networks.  

We promote personalisation focusing on the wellbeing of the individual.  Through care planning we strive for increased independence, choice and control by enable people to direct their own support.  You will gain extensive experience in the field of adult social care, safeguarding practice and multi-disciplinary working.

You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to supporting people with the right care and information at the right time to help prevent future need, enable independence and promote positive wellbeing that will empower people to live the lives they want to.

 

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

 

Application Information

 

Closing date: Sunday 17th October 
Interview date:W/C Monday 25th October 

For an information discussion please contact:
Florence Makumire 07976 611 181
Angela Russell on 07580743991

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

 

Covid-19 vaccination requirements: The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations from 11th November 2021 means people working in or professionally visiting CQC-registered care homes will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption. You will be legally required to show proof of full covid-19 vaccination or medical exemption.

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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