Rapid Response Social Worker or Occupational Therapist <!-- Google Tag Manager --> <!-- End Google Tag Manager -->
Job Title: Rapid Response Social Worker or Occupational Therapist x2
Location: Both based in Apsley, Hemel Hempstead
HCC13445: Watford Locality Team
HCC13447: Three Rivers Locality Team
Salary Range: £31,371 - £38,813 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Adult Care Services is looking to recruit a 2 highly motivated HCPC registered Social Workers/Occupational Therapists to join either the Watford or Three Rivers Locality Teams, Rapid Response Service. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a developing multi-agency, integrated service combining Health, Social Care and Mental Health services. The aim of this role is to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions/carer breakdown and to promote independence, by assessing people in their own homes and assisting service users to maximise independent living.
You will undertake assessments of need to determine eligibility and implement care and support plans with clear outcomes to achieve or maintain well-being. You will keep the service user at the centre of all activity and address assessed needs within the legislative framework. A good understanding of the relevant adult social care legislation is essential to this post. You will need to be able to work autonomously within agreed timeframes and manage frequently changing circumstances. You will work as part of an integrated team, attend multi-disciplinary meetings and need to have excellent communication skills.
For this role you need to have a recognised qualification in Social Work/Occupational Therapy and be registered with the HCPC. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of safeguarding practice and skills in risk assessment and positive risk taking which draws on a service user’s strengths and assets.
This post would welcome applications from candidates who can bring energy, and creative assessment/care planning to the role, for both service users and their carers by embracing informal support networks, community engagement, and partnership working.
There are real opportunities to progress in the Department for the successful candidate.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR SUPPORTING STATEMENT DEMONSTRATES HOW YOU MEET THE ESSENTIAL CRITERIA OF THE PERSON SPECIFICATION FOR THIS ROLE.
Working for Hertfordshire County Council you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement plus paid bank holidays. As a qualified Social Worker/Occupational Therapist 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, cycle to work scheme, purchased annual leave scheme, Carewell – an employee assistance programme, and many other lifestyle, wellbeing and financial benefits.
AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE STATE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION IN THE WATFORD LOCALITY TEAM, THREE RIVERS LOCALITY TEAM, OR BOTH.
Closing Date: 5th December 2019
Interview Date: 16th December 2019
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Malcolm Sellen, Team Manager for Watford (01442 453517) or Michele Taylor-Rose, Team Manager for Three Rivers (01442 453533).