Social Worker

Hertfordshire County Council
United Kingdom
20000.00 - 29999.00 GBP Annual
07 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Social Worker
Location: Princess Alexandra Hospital Emergency Department, Harlow
Salary Range: GBP25,951 - GBP37,306 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

GBP1000 welcome payment, lease car & relocation package* terms apply.

As part of an exciting new project Hertfordshire County Council are looking for proactive Social Workers who will work to reduce social care admissions through the Princess Alexandra Hospital Emergency Department.

The team's professionals work with Clinical Navigators, Hospital Discharge Social Work team and Emergency Department health staff. The post holders' work will include the assessment of A&E attendees to reduce unnecessary admissions and reduce acute length of stay.

The successful applicants will HCPC registered and be able to evidence sound knowledge of safeguarding practice, working with people with dementia, the personalisation agenda and Individual Budgets. You will keep the user and any future potential users at the centre of all activity and address user needs within the legislative framework.

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 childcare voucher scheme, car share scheme, cycle to work scheme, purchased annual leave scheme, Carewell - an employee assistance programme, and many other lifestyle, wellbeing and financial benefits.

To improve outcomes for service users, Princess Alexandra Emergency Discharge Team will support a 7 day Hospital Discharge service. Staff will be asked to work on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays once every eight weeks and will receive days off during the weeks before and after covering weekends.

Closing Date: 20th October 2017
Interview Date: 31st October 2017 (to be held at Princess Alexandra)

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Theresa Lindsay, 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.