Job Title: Family Practitioner
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Starting Salary: £23,484 per annum
Hours: 37 per week
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Provide a better life for Hertfordshire’s disabled residents.
At Hertfordshire County Council, we have a bold ambition to deliver the best possible quality of life for every member of our community. We want people to enjoy a good level of physical and mental health. We want them to find exceptional employment opportunities, and we want them to enjoy all that this lovely borough has to offer, safe in the knowledge that they have a comfortable home in a great neighbourhood. These ambitions are particularly important to our innovative 0-25 Together Service, and it is within this team that you could find an opportunity like no other.
The 0-25 Together Service is a fantastic example of what happens when likeminded people come together to deliver specialist services for disabled children, young people, young adults and their families. We want our service users to enjoy as much independence as possible, while reaching their full potential. We want them to be able to take part in their local community and find stability and fulfilment as they move into adulthood.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a wide variety of vulnerable service users in order to help them prepare for adulthood. Conducting assessments, you will identify the services, equipment and home adaptations that will enhance their quality of life, following through to ensure that these planned actions have been completed. You will also work directly with children and young people who are going through safeguarding or court processes, and you will conduct mental capacity assessments in order to define the level of support that a person needs. Of course, many of our service users have families and carers who are directly impacted by the challenges that they face. You will therefore provide a valuable level of support to these carers, guiding them in their role and offering advice on complex problems. Working with everyone from schools and colleges to health and housing services, you will strive to help our service users become as independent as possible.
We will expect you to have a good knowledge of social and/or health care within the community, with experience of working in either a paid or voluntary care setting with children or young people. With an understanding of risk management and positive risk taking, we will expect you to have a good awareness of legislation relating to both Children and Adult Social Care. As you will need to take safeguarding actions when relevant, you will also have an awareness of current HCC policy, and you will be willing to work with multidisciplinary colleagues to support their investigations. Combining plenty of empathy with exceptional verbal and written communication skills, you will be a reliable individual who has the capacity to work both as part of a team and on your own initiative.
Closing Date: 7th August 2022
Interview Date: w/c 15th August 2022
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Garth Taljaard at Garth.Taljaard@hertfordshire.gov.uk or Andy Lawrence on firstname.lastname@example.org