Social Worker with Recruitment Incentive (Cheshunt Area)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PA pro rata 5% of basic salary, min payment £1136 max of £1915
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for the post of B5 Social Worker has become available within Adult Mental Health Services in the Broxbourne/Cheshunt area. If you want to work in a challenging area that will set you up to face anything in your career then this is the team for you.

HPFT have been rated as outstanding by the care quality commission & the Holly Lodge team are ACOMHS accredited (a national kite mark of excellence in community mental health care).

We can offer you a competitive salary, staff benefits package and excellent career development and training that comes from working for Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust . As a partnership Trust directly delivering social care, you will be supported in your ASYE journey and onward career development.

Main duties of the job

Working alongside other MDT members & senior social workers, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in care coordination, social care commissioning, safeguarding, mental health assessment & treatment & much more.

We manage people with severe & enduring mental health problems in the community as part of one of the largest mental health & learning disability providers in the UK.

In this post you will be responsible for the delivery of care to an allocated caseload of clients living in the Community experiencing, or recovering from, mental health difficulties.

You will provide direct support and advice to Service Users (Adults of all ages) and Carers, within the recovery framework, embracing the individual right to choice and control. You will ensure that appropriate health and social care services are commissioned as required. You will also assess, identify and evaluate needs through comprehensive assessments, reviews, care planning in conjunction with other professionals.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary Team, working in partnership with a range of stakeholders inside and outside of the Trust.

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

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details. PA pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min payment �1,066 max of �1,845. �1500 on commencement of employment and �2000 on completion of one years service, per annum pro rata. Applies to external/new members ot staff. T& C's apply.

Feel free to call our Senior Social worker for an informal chat about the role (Emma Joyce 07816086027)

Person Specification



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



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



  • 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

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Holly Lodge, 45 Church Lane, Cheshunt, EN8 0DR

45 Church Lane



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