Job Title: Adult Social Workers
Starting Salary: £33,820 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £37,261 per annum plus relocation package, £1,000 welcome payment* terms apply & lease car* terms apply plus £1,591 market forces for ASYE Social Workers or £3,441 market forces for Social Workers who have completed their ASYE year.
Hours: Part time and 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent and fixed term contracts available
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? We are looking for SWE registered Social Workers to join one of our teams. Come and join us!
If you have recently completed the Social Work degree, you will enrolled onto our ASYE programme with all the benefits and support for a newly Qualified Social Worker.
Hospitals – East and North Hertfordshire
- Integrated Discharge - Princess Alexandra Hospital (based in Harlow Essex)
We support Hertfordshire residents to return home safely. Working with their strengths, community resources and if needed a support package. We work with the multi-disciplinary team to understand the needs of our service users that we work with. If you are interested in working in a hospital environment and are prepared to work quickly and learn a lot this job may suit you.
- Integrated Discharge - Post Hospital Review Team / Lister / Community Hospital Team
The successful applicants will able to evidence sound knowledge of safeguarding practice, working with people with dementia, the personalisation agenda and Individual Budgets. Able to work in a fast paced team You will keep the user and any future potential users at the centre of all activity and address user needs within the legislative framework. You will be responsible for assessing and arranging care in a hospital and community setting. We are a busy team covering a large and diverse area and would welcome applications from candidates who can bring energy, creative care planning and are citizen focus.
Hospitals – West Hertfordshire
- Barnet & Chase Farm Hospital
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. There are a large number of complex and vulnerable patients within the hospital who require our support to get home as quickly as possible. Achieving this for each patient requires talented staff with a blend of skills. Each case has to be managed carefully using strong professional judgement and in a proactive and tenacious way in order to take responsibility for efficiently enabling patients discharge. Social care is vital to the successful and safe discharge of people back to their own home. Supporting people with the right care and information at the right time can help prevent future need, enable independence and promote positive wellbeing that will empower people to live the lives they want to.
- Watford Hospital, Langley House, Herts Valleys Post Hospital Review Team, Out Of County Hospital, Community hospital
The Herts Valleys Integrated Discharge Service comprises of teams both in acute hospital settings and in the community, working to a ‘Homefirst’ agenda to support Hertfordshire residents being discharged from hospital. We welcome you to apply to join our friendly and supportive colleagues committed to achieving the best outcomes for our residents and carers. Your role would include undertaking care assessments that apply creative problem solving and strengths-based practice. Our focus is to support recovery and maximise independence following hospital admission. We celebrate our team’s diversity and variety of experience. We have excellent opportunities for learning and development within a multi-disciplinary environment and provide regular supervision and peer support. We are a busy team and candidates should be prepared to work in a fast paced environment and bring energy and creativity to the role.
These are ongoing vacancies and applications will be considered as and when received.
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Lois.Rose@hertfordshire.gov.uk
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: As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer 4 key questions. This is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge, and experience match what we are looking. If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.
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.
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.
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 (for those whose language is a signed language the provision of a sign language interpreter who speaks English to the necessary standard of fluency will be required). Further information about the legal requirement can be found here.