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Community Care Officer
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC16086
  • Published: Thu 01/04/2021, 16:02 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours, Full Time, Nights
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £20,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital, Hemel Hempstead , Watford , Watford and Hemel Hempstead , Hertfordshire

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Community Care Officer

Job Title: Community Care Officer – Herts Valleys Integrated Hospital Discharge Service
Location: Various sites covering Herts Valleys, including Watford, Apsley and Barnet
Salary Range: Salary: H6 – H8 £23.080 - £30.451 (H8 considered with relevant qualifications)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent 


What does the role involve?

The service supports an integrated approach to managing the care of people who require support through the admission and discharge pathway, so the role will involve working alongside Occupational Therapists, Community Care Officers, health colleagues and care providers. You will have the ability to undertake innovative assessments and care planning with individuals, carers and their personal support networks. 

We promote personalisation focusing on the wellbeing of the individual.  Through care planning we strive for increased independence, choice and control by enabling people to direct their own support.  You will gain extensive experience in the field of adult social care, safeguarding practice and multi-disciplinary working.

What is required?

You will need to have knowledge and experience of relevant legislation.  You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to supporting people with the right care and information at the right time to help prevent future need, enable independence and promote positive wellbeing that will empower people to live the lives they want to within our Connected Lives Framework (Your connected life | Hertfordshire County Council).

To improve outcomes for service users, the Integrated Discharge Service supports a 7-day service.  You 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. There will be opportunities for you to discuss this at interview if your application is successful.

A driving licence would be advantageous as is the ability to respond to situations quickly and flexibly.

What are the benefits of working for Hertfordshire County Council?

You will benefit from a generous employee reward package, including …

  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes


Application Information

If you would like further information, please contact 01442 453665.

*This is a rolling advert and candidates will be contacted as and when they apply*

Interview date: Weekly interviews are taking place via Microsoft Teams.

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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