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Job Description

Contract: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker within the Welwyn & Hatfield Adult Disability Service.

As a Social Worker in this multi-disciplinary team you will be responding to those in need of social care support and undertaking appropriate safeguarding action as required.

We are a service motivated by and dedicated to social care intervention and community social work. Our core aim is to support people to be influential and active members of their community and promote true citizenship in line with our Connected Lives model of care.

We need Social Workers that can engage with people; promoting and enabling inclusive community options as well as supporting a self-directed approach and making the most of universal services. We want our Social Workers to be resilient, robust as well as imaginative and reflective.

You will be a qualified, registered Social Worker adhering to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of proficiency. The teams are community based and applicants will need to have a full UK driving licence.

We will expect you to be ready to perform at the relevant levels within the Professional Capabilities Framework based on your experience and most important of all show us why you are proud to be a Social Worker.

For an informal discussion please contact Gareth Jones on 01438 843600

Closing date: Sunday16th June 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th June (am only)

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

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Application Information

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 may be rejected.

PLEASE NOTE : All questions marked with a * are mandatory questions and must be answered - you will not be able to submit your application until all mandatory questions have been answered. For further guidance on how to apply: Click Here

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.

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
  •   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”

    Estimated annual salary


    • Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.
    • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
    • Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.
    • Investigate child abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action when necessary.


    • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
    • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


    • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
    • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • PsychologyKnowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
    • Sociology and AnthropologyKnowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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