Job Title: Advanced Practitioner
Location: Apsley, Hemel Hempstead
Starting Salary: £43,516 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £48,587
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: 12 months FTC/Secondment
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Do you want to join a thriving, enthusiastic and creative team? Then come and join us!
The Adult Disability Service provides support to adults with a learning or physical disability. Our focus is to ensure we enable people to make positive decisions in their lives, promoting their independence and their ability to take part in their local community.
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.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Practitioner to join the service to work alongside our Continuing Healthcare (CHC) colleagues across Hertfordshire. We are looking for a dynamic worker who has a commitment to supporting our wide range of service users and local communities and can proactively support other workers with learning and practice.
The post holder will focus on working with CHC colleagues to complete assessments and Decision Support Tools for people within the community. You must have an excellent understanding of the CHC Framework and how to apply this in practice. It is important that you have the skills to develop positive working relationships with both CHC and community health teams to ensure good integrated working.
You will have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of adult social care, with an emphasis on safeguarding practice and related legislation. You will have the ability to manage competing service priorities and a sound grasp of current legislation, personalisation agenda and meeting the business objectives of the department. Demonstrating management potential, you will have excellent all-round communication and negotiation skills working with the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sector partners.
You will need to be a registered Occupational Therapist (HCPC) or Social Worker (SWE) and have knowledge and experience of applying relevant legislation. You will also be actively undertaking a specialist role, e.g AMHP, Best Interest Assessor or Practice Educator.
This is a fixed term/secondment opportunity, therefore if you are currently a HCC employee you will need to complete the secondment form with the endorsement of your manager.
You will be based in Apsley however we encourage smart working with the benefit of a laptop and smart phone. You would be required to be office based 40% of the week and you have the option of working at home or at one of our touchdowns across the area.
Whilst 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.
For an informal discussion please contact: Elizabeth Fernandez on 01442 453407 or Anita Raj on 01438 843606.
Closing Date: 4th December 2022
Interview Date: 12th December 2022
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.