Job Title: Qualified Social Worker
Salary Range: Competitive starting salary of between £33,905 -£39,799pa (including market forces up to £5k & £1k welcome payment, terms apply)
Hours: 37 per week
Hertfordshire County Council has a fantastic opportunity for experienced social workers to join our frontline teams. We are currently looking for committed and passionate workers who would like to take the next steps in their professional career within a well-established and innovative local authority. As a qualified social worker, you will be working at the forefront of best practice to deliver first class support to vulnerable children and families. This will include managing a complex and diverse caseload. As an innovation authority, we are committed to developing motivational social work practice and you will be trained to work in this way.
By changing our approach to families, they are changing their approach to us and we are managing to keep far more children at home safely with their families. You will carry out assessments and develop plans to support families using leading edge practices to create effective solutions for the children and families that we work with. You must have excellent written and verbal skills as you will need to prepare and deliver welfare reports to conferences and court hearings.
To be considered for one of our safeguarding teams, you will need to be a qualified and registered Social Worker with at least one year’s frontline experience as well as completion of your ASYE. You will have substantial knowledge of childcare legislation and experience of conducting assessments as well as presenting care plans to conferences and reviews.
You must be passionate about working with families to achieve the best outcome and will be a competent and proactive team player to support the smooth running and working of the service.
In return, we will offer a stimulating working environment, regular supervision meetings and training opportunities to help you to reach your full potential with the assistance and guidance of our specialist .
Our Family Safeguarding Teams are multi-agency teams that work with Child Protection and Child in Need cases and conduct the majority of our care proceedings. These are multi-disciplinary teams consisting of professionals in children’s and adult social work, domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health will work together to tackle the root causes of risk in families.
Closing Date: 15th December 2019
Interview Date: To be confirmed
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
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