Job Title: Social Worker St Albans Team
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Salary Range: H8 – M1 £27,741 - £39,880pa (dependent on experience and qualifications) plus £6,000 relocation package, £1000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term or Secondment until 31st March 2023
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Adult Disability Service (west)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to work within the Adult Disability Service (West) based in Apsley.
The full-time post is for a social worker in the St Albans Adult Disability Team.
As a Social Worker in this multi-disciplinary setting you will be responding to those in need of social care support and taking appropriate safeguarding action as required.
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.
We need Social Workers that can engage with people; promoting and enabling inclusive community options as well as self-directed purchased services. We also want our Social Workers to be resilient and robust as well as imaginative and reflective.
You will be a qualified, registered Social Worker adhering to the Social Work England Professional Standards. The teams are community based and applicants will need to have a full UK driving license.
We will expect you to be ready to perform at the relevant levels within the Professional Capabilities Framework based on your experience and most importantly of all show us why you are proud to be a Social Worker.
For an informal discussion please contact Richard Poynton on 01442 454300.
Please ensure your supporting statement covers how your experience meets the above criteria.
Closing date: Sunday 24th October
Interview date: Friday 11th November
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.
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.
Hard to Fill Roles
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants from outside, as well as from within the UK. Sponsorship opportunities may be available
Covid-19 vaccination requirements: The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations from 11th November 2021 means people working in or professionally visiting CQC-registered care homes will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption. You will be legally required to show proof of full covid-19 vaccination or medical exemption.
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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Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.