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Senior Social Worker (Drug & Alcohol)
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC21125
  • Published: Thu 24/11/2022, 10:58 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting Salary: £38,296 progressing to £42,503 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Stevenage , Hertfordshire

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Senior Social Worker (Drug & Alcohol)

Job Title: Drug & Alcohol Senior Social Worker

Team: Welwyn & Hatfield Adult Disability Service

Location: Farnham House, Stevenage 
Starting Salary: £38,296 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £42,503 per annum plus relocation package, £1000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply
Contract: Fixed Term/Secondment to December 2023

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

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Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?  Do you want to join a thriving, enthusiastic and creative team?  Then read on……

We currently have a vacancy in the Welwyn & Hatfield Adult Disability Team for a Drug & Alcohol Specialist Social Worker.  If you have an interest, skills, or knowledge in working with people with substance use we would love to hear from you.

The Adult Disability Service provide support to adults with a learning or physical disability.  We promote personalisation through our 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. 

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 also develop knowledge and skills within the team to allow for a more specialist approach to practice and work with commissioners in a joint approach to enable better care options for people.

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.

We are based in Stevenage however we encourage smart working with the benefit of a laptop and smart phone.  You would be required to be office based 40% of the week and you have the option of working at home or at one of our touchdowns across the area.   

These are ongoing vacancies and applications will be considered as and when received. 

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: John Stone, Team Manager, on 01442453069 or Jennifer Hooper on 01438 843718.