Job Title: Adult Safeguarding Social Care Professionals
Location: Farnham House, Stevenage
Salary Range: £31,371 progressing to £38,813 pa
Hours: 37 per week
We are creating an exciting new Adult Safeguarding Service to operate across Hertfordshire, and we are actively recruiting for an Adult Safeguarding social care professional to join our team in Farnham House.
As a social care professional (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Nurse or other) the Adult Safeguarding Practitioner will contribute effectively and professionally to the work of the specialist Adult Safeguarding team, to fulfil Hertfordshire County Council’s adult safeguarding responsibilities in line with section 42 of the Care Act and working within Hertfordshire safeguarding frameworks. The values and principles of Making Safeguarding Personal are intrinsic to the operations of the team.
You will endorse and act in accordance with the principles of personalisation, ensuring that appropriate safeguarding responses and actions are person-centred and, as far as possible, putting people in control of their lives. Your practice will be responsive, inclusive and community-based, working to ensure the service provided is effective, efficient and delivers positive and personal outcomes for the citizens of Hertfordshire.
You will respond to safeguarding concerns raised; record safeguarding adult concerns accurately and timely; identify safeguarding plans to mitigate risk to the person; gather relevant information to support decision making; seek and record views of adult at risk, undertake capacity assessments / best interest decisions as appropriate; contribute to strategy discussions or meetings. You may be required to lead investigations and contribute to case conferences, ensuring outcomes are recorded; be lead investigator on a section 42 enquiry; and identify need for other assessments or interventions required.
Business travel will be required as part of the role.
For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Jill Melton, Adult Safeguarding Team Manager, on 01438 843580.
Closing date: Monday 27th May 2019
Interview date: Friday 7th June 2019 (Farnham House)