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Job Title: Advanced Practitioner Early Supported Discharge Team
Location: Robertson House & Farnham House, Stevenage
Salary: £34,788 - £42,683 + £1000 welcome payment + £2000 Market Forces Payment
Hours: Full Time
Hertfordshire Community Services are looking for an experienced advanced practitioner to support the Early Supported Discharge Team (ESD) in assessing the social care needs for stroke survivors on discharge pathways from hospital. The ESD team is a multidisciplinary team staffed with Therapy Assistants, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Psychology; the Community Care Officer will play a vital role within the team to ensure the needs of the client are assessed holistically with a strengths based and stroke enablement approach.
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 or Occupational Therapist 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.
Upon joining Hertfordshire County Council you will have access to Herts Rewards which gives discounts and cashback on over 800 retailers and services. This also includes childcare voucher scheme, car share scheme, cycle to work scheme, purchased annual leave scheme, Carewell – an employee assistance programme, and many other lifestyle, wellbeing and financial benefits.
For an informal discussion on the role please contact Amanda Chibber on 01438 284034
Closing date: 3 November 2019
Interview date: 12 November 2019