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Hertfordshire County Council

How we can help

We'll give you the help you need to find a job, apply for it and support you when you get it for as long as needed. Our staff will support you to develop the skills to feel confident applying for a job and going to work.

We'll help you every step of the way, just like we helped Robert:

 

What happens when you start with us

When you are ready to look for a job, you’ll get an employment adviser who will work with you to help you find work. An employment adviser can help you by:

  • Building your confidence
  • Checking your money and benefits
  • Helping you to recognise your skills, abilities and the best job match for you
  • Writing a CV and preparing for interviews
  • Searching and applying for jobs with you
  • Setting up unpaid ‘work tasters’ with employers to help you decide what you want to do
  • Talking to employers on your behalf if needed and giving advice on disability issues
  • Getting funding for equipment and/or support in the workplace or for travel to work through the Access to Work scheme
  • Offering support to both you and your employer to settle into the role or with any extra training or guidance you may require in the workplace.

 

What happens when you get a job

You'll get a job coach who will:

  • Support you and your employer with any questions or concerns
  • Offer additional training where needed
  • Make sure everything is OK with your finances

 

Information for employers

We can support you in recruiting motivated and skillful staff to suit your company. We'll provide ongoing support to you and your new employee for as long as you need and do this by:

  • Assessing the skills and abilities of our candidates
  • Matching them to the requirements of the job
  • Offering work tasters to ensure everyone is confident that the candidate can do the job
  • Giving advice on reasonable adjustments, disability issues and grants and funds available.


Find out more in our employer factsheet.

 

Who is eligible

You must be a Hertfordshire resident with one of the following conditions:

If you have a physical or sensory disability

You must be receiving a care package from Adult Care Services.

If you have a learning disability or autism

You must be either:

  • receiving a care package from Adult Care Services

or

  • receiving Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit with limited capability for work and currently, or previously, known to Adult Care Services.

If you have a mental health condition

You must be either:

  • receiving a care package from Adult Care Services

or

  • receiving Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit with limited capability for work and currently, or previously, known to secondary mental health services.


You must also be motivated to find paid employment.

 

Contact us and find out more

Contact a team near you

 

Find out more in our factsheets (available in large print and easy read).

 

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Why do we use cookies?

To remember your settings, for example your language and location. This means you don’t have to keep entering these details when you visit a new page.

To find out how you use the site to help us update and improve it.

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change the settings of your web browser so that it won’t accept cookies. For more information visit AboutCookies.org.

But, doing this may stop you from using some of the online features and services on this website. 

Cookies we use

Cookies do a lot of different jobs, and we use 2 types of cookies:

Required functionality cookies – these cookies are essential for the website to work.

Performance and feature cookies – these cookies help to improve the performance and feel of this website, for example providing you with personalised services.


Take a look at a list of cookies we use on our website:

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Required functionality

An automatic cookie set by our software. 

Just for the time you are on our website.

ServerID

 

Required functionality

An automatic cookie set by our software. 

Just for the time you are on our website.

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Required functionality

To track the effectiveness of our website using Google Analytics. 

2 years

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Performance and feature

To save the pages that you visit by clicking the heart at the top of the page. 

1 month

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Performance and feature

This stores your postcode (or partial postcode) when we ask you for your location.

Just for the time you are on our website or 30 days (you choose this).

geoCoordinates

Performance and feature

This stores your location as a pair of latitude / longitude coordinates.

Just for the time you are on our website or 30 days (you choose this).

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Performance and feature

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This is set in the control for each ready reckoner. If you haven't interacted with the ready reckoner for the set amount of days, the cookies are deleted.

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This is set in the control for each ready reckoner. If you haven't interacted with the ready reckoner for the set amount of days, the cookies are deleted.

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Required functionality

This used to track user sessions on forms hosted on eservices.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Just for the time you are on our website.


Third party cookies

There are links and content from other sites and services on our website. These sites and services set their own cookies.

Below are a list of cookies that the other sites and services use:

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Google analytics (_utma/b/c/z)

These are used to compile reports for us on how people use this site.

Cookies of the same names are also used for the same purpose by other websites such as Building FuturesCountryside Management Service and Hertfordshire LIS.

Visit the Google Analytics website for more information about the cookies they use.

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This cookie is used to remember which language to translate each page into if you have chosen to do so.

It expires at the end of your browser session.

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