Job Title: Service Link Officer
Location: Farnham House, Stevenage (currently working at home)
Salary Range: H8 £27,741 - £30,451pa
Hours: 37 hours per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
East and North Herts Adult Disability Service
Playing a key role in the Adult Disability Service, you will support and lead on resolving complex debt recovery issues with Service Users and families. You will deal with financial queries and complaints about care standards relating to Service Users.
For this role you will:
- Have relevant experience of dealing with Service Users, carers and independent providers
- Demonstrate knowledge of local and government charging policies in relation to care
- Be a confident individual capable of working as part of a team and on your own initiative
- Possess good negotiation skills and be able to work with partner agencies to achieve common goals
- Work hard to meet deadlines
- Keep up to date with policies and procedures relevant to the role
- Possess excellent numeracy, communication and IT skills
An NVQ level 3 qualification, or equivalent, is desirable. You must be confident using ICT systems to record and report on important financial and care management information
For an informal discussion please contact Michele Blackaby on 01438 843569.
Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 12th May 2021
Interview date: Thursday 20th 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
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
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
Non Hard to Fill Roles
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants who already have an established right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorships for this post
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.
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How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.