Job Title: Social Worker/Senior Social Worker
Starting Salary: £33,820 progressing to £37,261 per annum (Social Worker) pay increase pending
£38,296 progressing to £42,503 per annum (Senior Social Worker) pay increase pending
Plus relocation package, £1,000 welcome payment* terms apply & lease car* terms apply
Hours: 37 hours per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
We have exciting opportunities for social workers to join our Residential Review Team as we seek to further expand the team who provide support to adults with a diagnosis of dementia and adults over the age of 65 within residential and nursing care settings.
We promote personalization through strength-based assessments focusing on the wellbeing of the individual. You will need to have experience of assessing individuals in line with the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Continuing Healthcare process.
You will work closely with care homes to ensure good quality of care delivery to residents and provide support to them where this does meet the expected standard.
You must be a qualified, registered social worker to be considered for this role.
For the Senior Social Worker vacancies, requirements for the role include;
- You will be a qualified, registered Social Worker who has successfully completed an ASYE program and is working to the Social Work England professional standards.
- Actively undertakes a specialist role e.g., AMHP, Practice Educator, Moving & Handling, Housing solutions lead or equivalent, or agreement to undertake at least one of these roles within the first year
- Works at the required level of the professional capabilities’ framework
If you would like to work closely with our care homes to ensure we provide the best possible care to the older people of Hertfordshire then this could be the right job for you
The advert is ongoing and applications are reviewed as at when received
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: *Lauren.email@example.com Olajumoke.AkanbiOlaleye@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Benefits of working for us:
• 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
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.
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 (for those whose language is a signed language the provision of a sign language interpreter who speaks English to the necessary standard of fluency will be required). Further information about the legal requirement can be found here.
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.
How to Apply
As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer the 4 key questions which are located at the end of the advert and a template can be found in the 'Available Documents'.
1.Please describe your knowledge, skills and experience within Adult Social Care with particular reference to working with Older adults
2.Provide an example of partnership working and how this has led to a positive outcome for the individual
3.Please give an example of your experience of working with an individual within the Mental Capacity Act 2005
4.At HCC we strive to positively promote diversity and inclusion within our workforce and our services. How do you ensure you embed the principles of Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EEDI)?
If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.