ASYE Social Worker with Recruitment Incentive

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a newly Qualified Social Worker seeking your first position in mental health?

Are you a Social Worker with some experience who is looking to enhance your knowledge and skill in mental health working?

If yes, we would love to hear from you. We are seeking to recruit a ASYE Social Worker to join theAdult Community Mental Health Service (ACMHS) in Southwest Hertfordshire.

This role attracts a Golden Hello of �3,500, new employees only.

We welcome diversity in our workforce and encourage applicants from people of all ages and backgrounds, such as those with lived experience of mental health difficulties.

Our team is based in Borehamwood and provides services to the locality of Borehamwood and Potters Bar.The service operates Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Here's what our staff say about working in the team:

\It's a privilege to help people make the changes they want to see in their lives. I get to see about three people each day, on site, and I love my job. (LP, Counselling Psychologist, South West ACMHS)

\This was my first job in NHS and I didn't know what to expect, but there is so much training provided, I was and am able to shadow different professionals in initial assessments - it is such a great opportunity to learn and participate in MDT.\AV, Health Care Assistant

Watch Maleah's video here:

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:
  • Hold a strong belief in recovery for people with severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Hold a caseload and undertake the role of Care Coordinator for those with varied complex mental health and social care needs
  • Provide assessment and specific interventions to meet the needs of service users, their carers and families
  • Be a flexible practitioner who enjoys new challenges in meeting the developing needs of the service and our service users
  • Work in a friendly and supportive team.

In return, we can offer you:
  • 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • One of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Special leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme (for substantive staff)
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Our staff survey results tell a story of highly engaged, motivated, passionate people working at HPFT. The survey has shown that staff overwhelmingly believe that their role makes a difference to service users, to the extent that HPFT had the best score nationally for this question.

Please contact Gillian Gunzo 0208 731 3000 for an informal chat or to arrange a visit. We look forward to hearing from you!

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to work well within a team, prioritise and manage own workload and display initiative whilst maintaining a positive, professional and calm approach. An interest and understanding of the issues people with mental health needs may experience is essential for this post as is a good understanding of Care Programme Approach, Care Management and Safeguarding. As a newly qualified Social Worker we will support you through completing the ASYE programme.

At HPFT our staff are our most important resource and we offer: a thorough induction to your role and team, regular, good quality supervision, access to Consultant Social Worker for your area promoting professional development, a range of developmental opportunities to support you to grow in your profession and your practice, the opportunity to apply to work flexibly so that you can balance your work with your life outside work.

Person Specification



  • An appropriate professional social work qualification (e.g. DipSW, )
  • Education to degree level
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Training in principles and application of outcomes focussed assessments and personalisation

Experience and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of legislation, theory and policy in relation to relevant care group
  • Experience of undertaking assessments, focussed as personalisation, choice and control, and care planning
  • Knowledge and understanding of personal budgets and direct payments
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working and ability to work collaborative
  • Experience of partnership working with service users and carers, demonstrating dignity and respect

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Ability to analyse service user and carer information.
  • Experience of undertaking small scale audits and surveys.

Communication and People Skill


  • Excellent ability to communication with a wide range of stakeholders including service users and carers, other professional colleagues, members of other organisations and local communities, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive information
  • Experience of using electronic recording systems and ability to produce accurate, appropriate and timely reports .

Physical skills


  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)



  • Experience of working in an integrated health and social care environment

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