This is an exciting opportunity in the Lister social work team within our Integrated Discharge Service. Based in Lister hospital, we are looking for a proactive Advanced Practitioner to join our busy, fast paced, and integrated hospital team. You will be a confident HCPC registered Social Worker, capable of working with the most complex cases, and taking on a supervisory role based on developing skill, experience and expertise. You will also need to be a self-starter who enjoys a challenge and works effectively with a wide range of professionals and across organisational boundaries
The successful applicants 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.
You must be a registered Social Worker 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.
For an informal discussion on the role please contact Vikki Hanscombe Team manager on 01438 284034
Closing Date: 9th October 2022
Interview Date: W/C 17th October 2022