Social Worker - Specialist Adolescent Service
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC17853
  • Published: Sat 08/01/2022, 13:25 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,741- £34,728 per annum plus £4000 Market Forces payment
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: East Herts , Welwyn Hatfield , Hertfordshire

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Social Worker - Specialist Adolescent Service

Job Title: Social Worker - Specialist Adolescent Service
Location: Hertford - covering East Herts & Broxbourne / Welwyn and Hatfield 
Salary Range: £27,741- £34,728 per annum plus £4000 Market Forces payment
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

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


We are actively recruiting a qualified Social Worker.  The post-holder will have the opportunity to work in the specialist adolescent services as part of a multi – disciplinary team, working alongside colleagues in the delivery of integrated services to young people including Youth Justice, edge of care and Child Exploitation.

It is an exciting time to be joining Hertfordshire’s Specialist Adolescent Service. We are currently embedding our new Practice model, which is underpinned by trauma informed practice and have a skilled and motivated workforce delivering child-centred interventions. The Specialist Adolescent Service delivers in two main areas, Youth Justice Services and Adolescent Social Care. The Youth Justice Service was rated as ‘Outstanding’ in June 2018 (HMIP) and Children’s Services received a ‘Good’ with Outstanding Leadership in October 2018 (Ofsted). 

‘Senior leaders are restlessly ambitious for the children, young people and families who depend on them for help and protection, care and support. With a strong track record and a tangible commitment to continuous improvement, children’s social care services continue to be well led, well managed and well run’. (Ofsted, 2018)

The Specialist Adolescent Service Hertfordshire (SASH) has developed a practice model underpinned by trauma informed practice, using the ARC approach. The model is further strengthened by continuing to develop our practice in three areas that compliment this approach; Motivational Interviewing, Appreciative Inquiry and Restorative Practice.

‘We were impressed by the skilled workforce and the thoroughness of their work. Staff were motivated to deliver a high-quality service and wanted the best for children and young people’. (HMIP, 2018)

Hertfordshire County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees. This includes: 

• Competitive starting salary and Market Forces payment of £4,000
• Up to 33 days annual leave entitlement
• Free parking at all our sites 
• Car Lease Scheme
• Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) 
• Childcare Vouchers 
• Generous annual leave entitlement 
• Staff discounts in gyms, travel agents, car sales, restaurants and days out – please visit for more details 

For an informal discussion call 01992 – 555095 and ask to speak with Natalie Rollock.


Closing date: Midnight 31st January 2022

Interview date: week commencing 7th February 2022

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