Job Title: Social Worker – Asperger’s
Location: Farnham House, Stevenage
Salary Range: £27,741 – £39,880 pa plus £1,000 welcome payment
Hours: 37 hours per week
Adult Disability Service
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 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.
As an Asperger’s specialist you will promote human rights through building strength-based approaches, ensuring inclusivity and removing barriers to participation, embedding personalised approaches in practice, enabling choice and autonomy using the least intervention possible to ensure safeguarding and uphold the social work value base in practice, when working with people with Asperger’s.
You will be an experienced practitioner with specialist knowledge and skills and/or be willing to undertake training to work with people with Asperger’s to ensure best practice and new evidence in working with autistic people is shared and adopted in practice.
You will develop knowledge and skills within the team to allow for a more specialist approach to practice and work with commissioners in a joint approach to enable better care options for people.
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.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Jen Hooper, Deputy Team Manager, on 01438 843222.
Closing Date: Sunday 7th March 2021
Interview Date: Wednesday 17th March 2021
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
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.
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.
Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.
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
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 a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
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
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How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.