Social Worker

Hertfordshire County Council
Hemel Hempstead
20000.00 - 29999.00 GBP Annual
26 Sep 2017
17 Oct 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Social Worker
Location: Based Apsley, Hemel Hempstead
Salary Range: GBP25,951 - GBP37,306 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

GBP1000 welcome payment & relocation package* terms apply.

Older Peoples Services (Herts Valleys area based at Apsley, Hemel Hempstead) are looking for experienced Social Workers who are enthusiastic, dynamic and resilient to join Three Rivers Older People Extended Involvement Team. You will need to be HCPC registered and have knowledge and experience of relevant legislation in relation to social care, safeguarding and mental capacity. You will have the ability to undertake innovative assessments and care planning with individuals, carers and their personal support networks.

Older Peoples Services promote personalisation focusing on the wellbeing of the individual. Through care planning we strive for increased independence, choice and control by enable older people to direct their own support. We need practitioners that can engage with older people by providing, promoting and enabling inclusive community options as well as self-directed purchased services. You will be a resilient, imaginative and reflective practitioner who has the ability to work in a busy environment.

This post requires you to visit service users in the community to undertake assessments and reviews, so a full UK driving licence is essential as is the ability to respond to situations quickly and flexibly.

You will have proven success in showing good communication skills in building relationships with service users; families; carers and professional colleagues in a multidisciplinary environment.

Closing Date: 16 th October 2017
Interview Date: 24 th October 2017

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Michele Taylor-Rose (Three Rivers Team Manager) on

Additional Information

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

Application Information

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As part of the application you will be prompted 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 may be rejected.

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PLEASE NOTE: All questions marked with a * are mandatory question and must be answered - you will not be able to submit your application until all mandatory questions have been answered .

English Fluency:
Please Note:
The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.