Job Title: Advanced Practitioner X2 - Watford & Three Rivers ADT
Location: Based at Apsley, Hemel Hempstead
Salary Range: M1 - M2 £35,745 – £43,857pa (pro rata for part time) plus £6,000 relocation package, £1000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply
Hours: Full or Part-time up to 37 hours per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Watford & Three Rivers ADT have opportunities for fulltime and/or part time professionally qualified social workers, occupational therapists or nurses to undertake a role of Advanced Practitioner (see attached Job Outline) in our Adult Disability Service. This will require the successful candidates to take a lead in developing professional practice within the team and in responding to more complex and ambiguous case work situations.
The two posts (1.5 whole time equivalent) will be based at our office in Apsley, near Hemel Hempstead. It is envisaged that hybrid working practices will become routine, involving remote working at home, touchdowns or other locations as well as the office base.
The role of Advanced Practitioner will include:
- Providing expert information, advice and guidance in complex situations as well as assessing, planning, commissioning and brokering services to meet needs and deliver outcomes in such situations.
- Working in partnership with service users, their families and carers to ensure personalised approaches, in line with Connected Lives
- Developing wider co-produced projects and policies that further enhance personalised approaches to service delivery
- Leading on peer development and learning in conjunction with development programmes and workforce strategy and provides coaching, mentoring and supervision as appropriate.
- Working with the wider community and the organisations, groups and connections within it to build community capacity and networks.
You would have a key role in building on and developing further a professional and innovative service at a time of significant change and pressure arising the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery from it.
We are a service motivated by and dedicated to social care intervention and community social work. Our core aim is to support people to be influential and active members of their community and promote true citizenship through our Connected Lives model of social care.
We are looking for workers that can provide professional leadership, engage with people; promoting inclusive community options as well as self-directed purchased services. We want you to be imaginative, reflective, adaptable and resilient to be able to face the challenges of working in these extraordinary times.
You will also have completed, or be ready to undertake, training for post qualifying roles such as practice educator, moving and handling assessor or approved mental health professional.
Closing date: Monday 14th June 2021
Interview date: Thursday 24th & Friday 25th June 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.
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.