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Stevenage, Hertfordshire Hertfordshire County Council

Job Title: Social Worker - Asperger'sLocation: Farnham House, Stevenage Salary Range: £28,226 - £40,578 per annum (dependent on experience) plus relocation package, £1,000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply Hours: 37 hours per weekContract: Fixed Term/Secondment until May 2023

Adult Disability Service

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Due to career progression we currently have a vacancy for a one year secondment in the newly formed North Herts Adult Disability Team as our 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.

We are based in Stevenage however we encourage smart working with the benefit of a laptop and smart phone, so you have the option of working at home or at one of our touchdowns across the area.

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.

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 a childcare voucher scheme, car share scheme, cycle to work scheme, purchased annual leave scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme, and many other lifestyle, wellbeing and financial benefits.

Closing Date: Wednesday 18th May 2022Interview Date: Friday 27th May 2022

Benefits of Working for HCC:

  • 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

How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked 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 will be rejected.

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.

Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.

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.

Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants from outside, as well as from within the UK. Sponsorship opportunities may be available

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.

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.

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Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website

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