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Social Worker (Drugs and Alcohol Use)

  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC15764
  • Published: Thu 07/01/2021, 16:27 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stevenage , Hertfordshire

Job Title: Social Worker – Drug & Alcohol

Location: Farnham House, Stevenage
Salary Range: £27,741 - £39,880 pa plus £1,000 welcome payment
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

Job Duties:

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?  Do you want to join a thriving, enthusiastic and creative team?  Come and join us!

The Adult Disability Service provide support to adults with a learning or physical disability.  We promote personalisation through our new assessment process focusing on the wellbeing of the individual.  Through care planning we strive for increased independence, choice and control by offering personal budgets to enable people to direct their own support. 

We are based in Stevenage however we encourage smart working with the benefit of a laptop and smart phone, so you have the option of working at home or at one of our touchdowns across the area.   

We are looking for a Social Worker with a specialism in drug and alcohol to work across the East of the county, to provide social care support to people with needs arising from substance use.  Some experience in this field would be desirable.  You will have experience of managing case work in the areas of personalisation and safeguarding.  You will joint work with providers of drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services, ensuring this group of people have equitable access under the Care Act to social care assessments.

You will need to be SW(E) registered Social Worker and will undertake Care Act assessments for eligible current and historical cases, using our Connected Lives strategy to review and manage packages of care.

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 a childcare voucher scheme, car share scheme, cycle to work scheme, purchased annual leave scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme, and many other lifestyle, wellbeing and financial benefits.

For an information discussion please contact Sashnee Naidoo, Deputy Team Manager, on 01438 843600.

Closing Date: Sunday 24th January 2021

Interview Date: Wednesday 3rd February – Friday 5th February 2021

 

Additional Information

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.

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Application Information

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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  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC15764
  • Published: Thu 07/01/2021, 16:27 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stevenage , Hertfordshire

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