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Social Worker
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: ACS/21/163125
  • Published: Fri 27/08/2021, 16:15 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 07/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hemel Hempstead , Hertfordshire

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Social Worker

Job Title: Social Worker, Herts Valleys Team
Location: Hemel Hempstead 
Salary Range: H8-M1 £27,741 - £39,880pa plus £6,000 relocation package, £1000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply 
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent 

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

Job Duties:

Adult Care Services is looking to recruit highly motivated and experienced SWE registered Social Workers to join the Herts Valleys Older Persons Team.  Your role will primarily be to carryout comprehensive assessments to enable support and assist those in need of social care support to achieve their identified outcomes.

You will promote independence and enablement for elderly people who are struggling to manage activities of daily living in their homes or in placement.

You will be working to respond preventatively to referrals for social care and support and will use social work interventions and a strengths-based approach to enable adults and older adults to remain in their own homes where’s possible with the optimum level of independence. 

You will undertake assessments of need to determine eligibility and implement care and support plans with clear outcomes to achieve or maintain well-being. You will keep the service user at the centre of all activity and address assessed needs within the legislative framework. A good understanding of the relevant adult social care legislation is essential to this post. You will need to be able to work autonomously within agreed timeframes and manage frequently changing circumstances. You will work as part of an integrated team, attend multi-disciplinary meetings and need to have excellent communication skills.

As part of your role in Herts Valleys there will be an opportunity to work closely with Community Health colleagues, Mental Health services, the District Council and other universal and voluntary services. 

For this role you need to have a recognised qualification in Social Work and be registered Social Work England.  The successful applicant will need to demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of safeguarding practice and skills in risk assessment and positive risk taking which draws on a service user’s strengths and assets.

This post would welcome applications from candidates who can bring energy, and creative assessment/care planning to the role, for both service users and their carers by embracing informal support networks, community engagement, and partnership working.  

Hertfordshire offers excellent training & development opportunities to all social care staff and there are real opportunities to progress in the Department for the successful candidate.

Benefits to the candidate include additional 5 days annual leave, a welcome payment following a successful probation period of £1,000

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please call Julianne Dempsey on: 07812 322910


Application Information


Thursday 7th October 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed 

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: 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.

Hard to Fill Roles
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants from outside, as well as from within the UK. Sponsorship opportunities may be available


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.

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Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website