Job Title: Community Care Officer - Safeguarding Out of Hours Service (SOOHS)
Location: County Wide - Working remotely or based at Police Headquarters Welwyn Garden City
Salary Range: £22,462 progressing to £29,636 Plus 12.3% salary enhancement for unsocial hours
Hours:37 hours per week
SOOHS in Hertfordshire has seen the creation of a new full time position for a Community Care Officer. An officer within the SOOHS Team would be expected to cover unsocial hours during the week and weekends as part of a rota.
The successful candidate will provide emergency duty service, under the direction of the on call social worker, to individuals and carers in need of immediate statutory care interventions. The duty social worker will instruct the Community Care Officer as to how they together will safeguard, protect and support vulnerable service users and carers in the community.
This role will be office based but can also involve remote working from home. A good standard of ICT and telephone skills is required, especially as we participate in many of the IT initiatives introduced by Hertfordshire County Council. We are a very forward-looking team who continually consider best practice in order to improve our effectiveness in meeting the many and varied demands of safeguarding.
The current team consists of very experienced practitioners who are all Approved Mental Health Professionals and have been working within the team for a number of years. As a member of the SOOHS team, you would be expected to think creatively, be a good problem solver and communicate in a professional manner with other agencies such as: hospital trusts, care agencies, residential, and nursing homes and police and ambulance services.
The SOOHS Team is small and very supportive and as a Community Care Officer within the team you will receive regular supervision and opportunities to develop professionally.
For an informal discussion please contact Jim Barry Team Manager on 07580743481.
Closing date: Sunday 31st May 2020
Interview date: Friday 5th June 2020
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements
- 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
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.
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.
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 and a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.