Job Title: Advanced Practitioner
Location: Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Salary Range: M1-M2 £34,788 -£42,683pa - Depending on experience
Hours: 37 hours per week
East and North Herts Older People’s Service
Integrated Hospital Discharge Service
This is an exciting opportunity in the Lister social work team within our Integrated Discharge Service. Based in Lister hospital, we are looking for a proactive Advanced Practitioner to join our busy, fast paced, and integrated hospital team. You will be a confident HCPC registered Social Worker, capable of working with the most complex cases, and taking on a supervisory role based on developing skill, experience and expertise. You will also need to be a self-starter who enjoys a challenge and works effectively with a wide range of professionals and across organisational boundaries
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 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 Nikki Wright Team manager on 01438 284034
Closing date: Monday 31st August
Interview Date: W/C Monday 7th September
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
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.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
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.
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