Job Title: Advanced Practitioner
Location: Farnham House - Stevenage
Salary Range: £35,745 – £43,857pa plus £1000 welcome payment, up to £6000 relocation package and lease car* - terms apply
Hours: 37 hours per week
Welwyn & Hatfield Adult Disability Service
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Do you want to join a thriving, enthusiastic and creative team? Come and join us!
The Adult Disability Service provide support to adults with a learning or physical disability. We promote personalisation through our new assessment process focusing on the wellbeing of the individual. Through care planning we strive for increased independence, choice and control by offering personal budgets to enable people to direct their own support.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Practitioner to join the Welwyn and Hatfield Adult Disability Team. You will need to be a registered Social Worker or Occupational Therapist. You will need to be a confident individual, capable of working with the most complex cases, and taking on a supervisory role based on developing skill, experience and expertise. The role is responsible for ensuring that all statutory health and social care responsibilities are met and delivered to a high standard including safeguarding, assessment, supervision and care management functions.
You will have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of adult social care, with an emphasis on safeguarding practice and related legislation. You will have the ability to manage competing service priorities and a sound grasp of current legislation, personalisation agenda and meeting the business objectives of the department. Demonstrating management potential you will have excellent all round communication and negotiation skills working with the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sector partners.
We are based in Stevenage however we encourage smart working with the benefit of a laptop and phone, so you have the option of working at home or at one of our touchdowns across the area.
Working for Hertfordshire County Council you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement plus paid bank holidays. As a qualified professional 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 a childcare voucher scheme, car share scheme, cycle to work scheme, purchased annual leave scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme, and many other lifestyle, wellbeing and financial benefits.
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
Closing date: Wednesday 25th November
Interview date: Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December
For an informal discussion and more information please contact John Stone on 01442 453069.
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
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.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
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 and a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
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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.