Job Title: Adult Social Workers
Starting Salary: £31,895 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £35,336 per annum plus relocation package, £1,000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply plus £1,591 market forces for ASYE Social Workers or £3,441 market forces for Social Workers who have completed their ASYE year.
Hours: Part time and 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent and fixed term contracts available
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? We are looking for SWE registered Social Workers to join one of our teams. Come and join us!
If you have recently completed the Social Work degree, you will enrolled onto our ASYE programme with all the benefits and support for a newly Qualified Social Worker.
Adult Disability Team East Hertfordshire – Stevenage
Provides 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.
- Asperger Social Worker - Welwyn & Hatfield Team
If you have an interest, skills, or knowledge in working with people with Asperger’s Syndrome we would love to hear from you. As an Asperger’s specialist you will promote human rights through building strength-based approaches, ensuring inclusivity and removing barriers to participation and embedding personalised approaches in practice. You will enable choice and autonomy using the least intervention possible to ensure safeguarding and uphold the social work value base in practice, when working with people with Asperger’s.
- Drug and Alcohol Social Worker - Welwyn & Hatfield Team (12 month fixed term / secondment)
We are looking for a Social Worker with a specialism in drug and alcohol to work across the East of the county, to provide social care support to people with needs arising from substance use. Some experience in this field would be desirable. You will have experience of managing case work in the areas of personalisation and safeguarding. You will joint work with providers of drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services, ensuring this group of people have equitable access under the Care Act to social care assessments. You will need to be SW(E) registered Social Worker and will undertake Care Act assessments for eligible current and historical cases, using our Connected Lives strategy to review and manage packages of care.
Older People Team East and North Hertfordshire – Stevenage
- Welwyn & Hatfield / North Herts / East Herts
Our locality teams are diverse teams made up of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Community Care Officers. These teams focus on extended involvement of complex cases and includes general assessment and care planning as well working with our Safeguarding team to ensure risks to vulnerable people are minimised.
Provides support to adults with a diagnosis of dementia and older adults by reviewing those in a residential or nursing home setting. This can include systematic reviews, as well as reviews due to a change in circumstance or a safeguarding concern. The team works closely with our commissioners to complete targeted reviews when we have potential concerns with care providers.
The team work closely with the Locality teams and Post Hospital Review Teams to identify individuals who would benefit from their intervention to regain independence. The team work closely with Enablement Occupational Therapists to provide a holistic assessment.
Adult Disability Team West – Hemel Hempstead
Our focus is to ensure we enable people to make positive decisions in their lives, promoting their independence and that they can take part in their local community. We are a service motivated by and dedicated to social care intervention and community social work. Our core aim is to support people to be influential and active members of their community and promote true citizenship through our bespoke Connected Lives model of social care. We need social workers that can engage with people, promoting and enabling inclusive community options as well as self-directed purchased services.
Older People Team West – Hemel Hempstead
This is a multidisciplinary team of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Community Care Officers, in Herts Valleys. We work with citizens and their carers’ in assessing their needs and undertaking care planning. We believe in putting the person at the centre of all our work and supporting them in their decisions making.
Supporting citizens over 65 years who live in a vibrant, multi-cultural town. The aim of this role to promote independence by assessing older people to identify their desired outcomes to maximise independent living whenever possible. You will undertake assessments of need to determine eligibility and implement care and support plans with clear outcomes to achieve or maintain well-being.
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. Hertsmere Older person Team covers Potters Bar, Borehamwood, Elstree, Bushey, Radlett and Shenley.
Hospitals – East and North Hertfordshire
- Integrated Discharge - Princess Alexandra Hospital (based in Harlow Essex)
We support Hertfordshire residents to return home safely. Working with their strengths, community resources and if needed a support package. We work with the multi-disciplinary team to understand the needs of our service users that we work with. If you are interest in working in a hospital environment and are prepared to work quickly and learn a lot this job may suit you.
- Integrated Discharge - Post Hospital Review Team / Emergency Discharge Lister / Discharge to Assess / Lister
The successful applicants will able to evidence sound knowledge of safeguarding practice, working with people with dementia, the personalisation agenda and Individual Budgets. Able to work in a fast paced team 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 be responsible for assessing and arranging care in a hospital and community setting. We are a busy team covering a large and diverse area and would welcome applications from candidates who can bring energy, creative care planning and are citizen focus.
These are ongoing vacancies and applications will be considered as and when received.
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Lois.Rose@hertfordshire.gov.uk
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.
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.
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
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
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.
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.