Job Title: Advanced Practitioner
Location: Farnham House, Stevenage
Salary Range: £33,106 - £40,619 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Fixed Term (9 to 12 months)
This is an exciting opportunity in a newly established team within our Integrated Discharge Service. Based in hospitals across the County, this Service supports an integrated approach to managing care of people who require support on discharge from hospital. The Post Hospital Review Team work closely with external partners to undertake social care reviews of people discharged from hospital on our various enablement pathways.
The successful applicant will able to evidence sound knowledge of safeguarding practice, working with people with dementia, the personalisation agenda and Individual Budgets. 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 have some supervision responsibility and will support the NQSW (newly qualified social workers) with in the team and on the year of the ASYE (Assessed and Supported Year of Employment).
We are a busy team covering a large and diverse area and welcome applications from candidates who can bring energy, creative care planning when reviewing care in place following hospital discharge and promote citizen focussed assessments and reviews.
You must be a registered Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with experience of managing people and performance. As this will be a new team, experience of leading and managing change is desirable. The successful candidate will have the ability to influence the workings of other services and you will be a skilled communicator who can work with competing demands for services.
To improve outcomes for service users, the Integrated Discharge Service supports a 7 day Hospital Discharge service. The post will be asked to be part of the service-wide rota to provide cover on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays once every eight weeks and will receive days off during the weeks before and after covering weekends. There will be opportunities for you to discuss this at interview if your application is successful.
Working for Hertfordshire County Council you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement plus paid bank holidays. As a qualified Social Worker you also benefit from an additional 5 days paid annual leave pro rata. We offer a comprehensive induction and training programme, career progression opportunities and Local Government Pension Scheme.
Upon joining Hertfordshire County Council you will have access to Herts Rewards which gives discounts and cashback on over 800 retailers and services. This also includes childcare voucher scheme, car share scheme, cycle to work scheme, purchased annual leave scheme, Carewell – an employee assistance programme, and many other lifestyle, wellbeing and financial benefits.
Closing Date: 3rd November 2019
Interview Date: 11th November 2019
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Amy Massey, Team Manager on 01438 843783.