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About Herts – Content Drop

Organisation information:

Please can you provide information about each of the three organisations:

Herts Good Care

HCPA deliver a lot of training that the private voluntary and independent care sector can access for their staff.

Also the benefits about the academy

Benefits of working for HCPA (Herts good care)

When you get a job in care you can sign up to MyCareAcademy for free, a portal for you to keep track of any training and development you do, and gain access to hundreds of benefits.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Discounts and Cashback on hundreds of high street stores and online shops.
  • Transport discounts from local transport firms, discounts on fuel, car servicing and MOT discounts.
  • National Student Discounts
  • Log in details for preferential rates on essential workwear, household items and useful equipment
  • Luxury deals such as spa days plus free entry into a monthly competition.

This is a completely free benefit for you, just for being a part of Hertfordshire’s amazing social care workforce. To find out more and sign up today visit https://www.mycareacademy.ac.uk/

Pension: subject to each job they go for, we work with over 500 care providers.

Heart good care logo

Herts at Home

HCC

Hertfordshire County Council employ 8500 centrally and 23,500 within schools.

The Council is made up departments which are Children’s Services, Adult Care Services, Public Health, Resources, Environment & Infrastruction, Community Protection and Traded Services such as Herts Catering Ltd.

We employ a variety of roles such as fire fighters, solicitors, social workers, engineers, planners, librarians, trading standards officers, finance, and business support to name a few.

Work with older people, disabled adults and carers

Older people

The team works with adults over 65 with age-related needs or long term health conditions. They also work with carers looking after older people or adults with mental health or sensory needs.

Hospital teams

Responsible for complex and vulnerable patients who need support to get home asap. We aim to help people live independently and prevent future need

Adult safeguarding

Working with key agencies to ensure adults at risk of abuse or neglect can live, work, and be cared for in an environment free from abuse, harassment, violence or aggression.

Disability teams

Work with adults over 25 whose primary support need is because of their learning and / or physical disability. We also work with adults with autism and drug and alcohol related needs.

Community learning disability nurses

An award winning service recognised regionally and nationally as a leader for innovation and good practice. We work with NHS England on a number of health targets and have created additional nursing posts to reduce health inequalities.

Day services

The activities we provide focus on independence, life skills and wellbeing for people with disabilities, dementia and age-related conditions. Our staff receive specialist training to deliver an excellent service.

Supported living

Our supported living services provide up to 24-hour support for people with learning and/or physical disabilities and mental health needs. We help people to live independently in their own homes and communities.

HCCs D&I video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzvxdaOa_Og

No idea why the logos are so big! These apply to HCC

  • What they do + the service they offer

  • Their USPs
  • How they differ
  • How they work together
  • How they support the overall care offer

  • 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
  • Career progression opportunities

Assistant Support Worker:

Support Assistants can progress to a Support Worker role. As a Support Assistant, you wont be required to carry out Sleep In Shifts or administer medication

Support Worker/Waking Night Support Worker:

As a support worker, you will be required to administer medication and mentor less experienced members of staff and will be encouraged to complete their Care Certificate. You will also be encouraged and supported to achieve Level 2 RQF qualification (or equivalent)

Senior Support Worker:

You must have a Level 2 RQF qualification to progress to a Senior Support Worker post. You will provide formal supervision for junior staff and will be encouraged and supported to achieve Level 3 RQF qualification or equivalent

Team Leader

You must have a Level 3 RQF qualification or equivalent. You will assume responsibilty of the Unit in the absence of the Manager and or Deputy Manager

Unit Manager

You will have gained a nursing/social work qualification equivalent to NVQ Level 4 or
above.

Driver Support Worker:

To transport adults with disabilities to and from their homes to day services in a safe and proper manner.

Day Service Support Worker:

Work flexible hours on occasions where the needs of service users require this. Assist with transport of service users to and between community bases.

Day Service Organiser:

You must have a Level 2 RQF qualification to progress to a Day Service Organiser post. You will will be encouraged and supported to achieve Level 3 RQF qualification or equivalent

Community Care Officer:

Opportunity to progress to Senior Community Care Officer. Senior Community Care Officers will supervise Community Care Officers where appropriate as well as mentoring and coaching within the services and contributes to the development of others.

To work towards this progression you will need to:

Maintain accurate and up to date knowledge of resources through continual professional development, supervision and active engagement with local communities.

You will need to take responsibility for own personal development in line with Personal Development Plan.

Have a qualification in care work or relevant other qualification

Social Worker:

Newly qualified Social Workers will have the opporutnity to complete their ASYE at Hertfordshire County Council. This is a programme that gives newly qualified social workers extra support during their first year of employment. The programme aims to develop their skills, knowledge and professional confidence.

Opporunity to progress to Senior Social Worker.

To work towards this progression you will need to :

  • Maintains accurate and up to date knowledge of resources through continual professional development, supervision and active engagement with local communities
  • Contributes to the learning and development of others
  • Takes responsibility for own professional development in line with Personal Development Plan, and performs at an appropriate level within the Professional Capability Framework Undertakes specialist training as required to maintain and progress career within the organisation
  • Senior Social workers:
  • Mentors and supervises non-qualified and social workers, actively contributing to practice development and leads local peer group meetings
  • Undertakes specialist training as required to maintain and progress career within the organisation
  • Acts as a lead within the team on policy, procedure and practice and disseminate this to other team members using appropriate methods
  • Provides professional leadership in situations which are complex or ambiguous

Occupational Therapist:

Opportunity to progress to Senior Occupational Therapist. Senior Occupational Therapists will:

  • Mentor and supervise non-qualified
  • Undertake specialist training as required to maintain and progress career within the organisation
  • Act as a lead within the team on policy, procedure and practice and disseminate this to other team members using appropriate methods. Provide OT practice education opportunities & mentor others with this
  • Utilises both the national and local contexts to support service development and OT practice
  • Provides professional leadership in situations which are complex or ambiguous
  • Provides advice & mentoring related to complex moving and handling and equipment issues, including advice to carers & organisations.
  • Actively undertake AMHP, Moving & Handling, Practice Educator, or equivalent, or agreement to undertake these roles within the first year

To work towards this progression you will need to :

Maintains accurate and up to date knowledge of resources through continual professional development, supervision and active engagement with local communities

Contributes to the learning and development of others

Takes responsibility for own professional development in line with Personal Development Plan, and perform at an appropriate level within the Professional Capability Framework

Undertakes specialist training as required to maintain and progress career within the organisation

Community Learning Disability Nurse Band 5:

Opportunity to progress to ommunity Learning Disability Nurse Band 6.

To work towards this progression you will need to:

To maintain an up to date knowledge of causation, treatment and care, and professional developments by reading, publications and attending appropriate training, and to exchange this knowledge with other members of the team

To participate in quality improvements, audit and benchmarking

To support the implementation of clinical standards and new practices

To work with the MDT to ensure best practice

To increase knowledge and research, and maintain a questioning and analytical approach to care

To participate in Practice Governance work

To share practice issues and lessons learnt with nursing staff and other team members