Job Title: Social Worker
Location: Farnham House, Stevenage
Salary Range: £27,741 - £39,880pa plus £6,000 relocation package, £1000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply
Hours: 37 hours per week
Adult Disability Service – East Herts & Broxbourne Locality
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. You will be responsible for delivering high quality statutory social care including safeguarding, assessment and care management functions as well as developing innovative, creative community solutions. You will be pivotal in developing links with the local community through undertaking multi-agency work with partner organisations, providers, professionals, individuals, families and carers.
Our service is continually developing to ensure a true delivery of personalisation and citizenship through our Connected Lives principles. We are looking for someone with a passion for empowering and enabling citizens, who can promote community inclusion and develop independence.
The role is part of an innovative and supportive service that strives to ensure that Hertfordshire’s people don’t just have their needs met but are listened to, supported, respected and included as citizens within our local communities.
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 Work England registered Social Worker who will complete care needs assessments, develop innovative support plans, build networks and raise awareness of services in the area whilst developing valuable links for the team. You will work alongside Community Care Officers, Community Learning Disability Nurses and Occupational Therapists to achieve the best outcomes for the individuals you work with.
For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lawrence, Team Manager, on 01438 843197.
Closing Date: Tuesday 4th May 2021
Interview Date: Friday 14th May 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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