Community Care Officer
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC15952
  • Published: Thu 18/02/2021, 15:07 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/03/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours, Full Time, Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stevenage , Hertfordshire

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Community Care Officer

Job Title: Community Care Officer – East and North Herts Older People’s Service, Integrated Hospital Discharge Service
Location: Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Salary Range: H6-H8 £23,080 –  £30,451pa
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

Lister Hospital Emergency Department

Integrated Discharge Team

Job Duties:

Hertfordshire County Council are looking for an experienced Community care officer, who will work to reduce social care admissions through the Lister Hospital Emergency Department.

The team’s professionals work in a 7-day, 8am-8pm Emergency Department Social Work team with close links to Clinical Navigators, Integrated Discharge Team and Emergency Department health staff.  The post holder’s work will include the assessment of A&E attendees to reduce unnecessary admissions and reduce acute length of stay.

You will need to be a self-starter who enjoys a challenge and works effectively with a wide range of professionals and across organisational boundaries. 

You will be someone that has some experience of working within in a caring and supporting environment. You will be someone who is able to demonstrate that they can work independently and have good communication skills.

You will be someone who is computer literate and used to maintaining electronic records.

For an informal discussion on the role please contact Nikki Wright on 01438 284034

Closing date: Sunday 7th March 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 16th March 2021

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

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.

Application Information

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.

Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.

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

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.

Additional Information

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

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