Job Title: Social Worker- Older People Service - Broxbourne Locality Team
Starting Salary: £33,820 progressing to £37,261 pa (pro rata for part-time) - Pay increase pending
Hours: 37 hours per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced social worker to join our Broxbourne locality team This is a great career opportunity where you will be joining an enthusiastic, creative, and diverse team which specialises in working with older people & those living with dementia.
We are looking for an experienced practitioner who can demonstrate knowledge and skills in complex case management, safeguarding practice and who is committed to working in a personalised and empowering way with our service users and carers.
The role would also involve networking with our local community to build positive relationships to promote and deliver on our prevention and enablement principles.
You must be a qualified, registered social worker to be considered for this role.
You can help to support a frontline team, that makes a real difference to our residents. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you!
Closing Date: 26th November 2023
Interview Date: 4th-6th December 2023
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: *Jackie Hollywell -Jackie.Hollywell@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Benefits of working for us:
• 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
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.
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 (for those whose language is a signed language the provision of a sign language interpreter who speaks English to the necessary standard of fluency will be required). Further information about the legal requirement can be found here.
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
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.
How to Apply
As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer the 4 key questions which are located at the end of the advert and a template can be found in the 'Available Documents'.
1.Please outline your professional experience and how you would transfer your skills to work with older people in crisis situations?
2.Describe how you have supported a service user to ensure a positive outcome.
3.Please give an example of your experience of working with a service user within the Mental Capacity Act 2005
4.Give an example of a time when you have had to balance competing priorities, whilst maintaining person-centred practice
If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.