Job Title: Asperger’s Senior Social Worker
Team: Welwyn & Hatfield Adult Disability Service
Location: Farnham House, Stevenage
Starting Salary: £38,296 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £42,503 per annum plus relocation package, £1000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply
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Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Do you want to join a thriving, enthusiastic and creative team? Then read on……
We currently have a vacancy in the Welwyn & Hatfield Adult Disability Team for an Asperger Specialist Social Worker. If you have an interest, skills, or knowledge in working with people with Asperger’s Syndrome we would love to hear from you.
The Adult Disability Service provide support to adults with a learning or physical disability. 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.
As an Asperger’s specialist you will promote human rights through building strength-based approaches, ensuring inclusivity and removing barriers to participation and embedding personalised approaches in practice. You will enable choice and autonomy using the least intervention possible to ensure safeguarding and uphold the social work value base in practice, when working with people with Asperger’s.
You will also develop knowledge and skills within the team to allow for a more specialist approach to practice and work with commissioners in a joint approach to enable better care options for people.
You will need to be SW(E) registered Social Worker and will undertake Care Act assessments for eligible current and historical cases, using our Connected Lives strategy to review and manage packages of care.
We are based in Stevenage 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.
These are ongoing vacancies and applications will be considered as and when received.
For an informal discussion please contact: John Stone, Team Manager, on 01442453069 or Jennifer Hooper on 01438 843718.