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Social Worker

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata + HCAS
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Social Worker, you will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing high quality social care services to adults of all ages experiencing mental ill-health. The core functions of the role will be to provide assessment, care planning and interventions (which may require co-ordination of care) from a social perspective to adults accessing the service. You will delivery recovery-focused care and support to service users and their carers that is focused on the principles of choice, control, and independence, as well as ensuring safety. You will act as a champion of social care and safeguarding in your locality.

You will be expected to be champion for our Connected Lives where requested.

Main duties of the job

Enhanced Primary Care Mental Health Services (EPMHS) provide a multidisciplinary service to those with moderate and severe mental health difficulties in primary care. There is a focus on psychological provision for those who do not meet criteria for Adult Community Mental Health Services or the NHS Talking Therapies Teams. Service users present with multiple social stressors and this role will take the lead working directly with those with more complex difficulties, providing supervision to support staff providing social care to service users and providing advice to the wider MDT

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing an environment where all staff, service users and carers enjoy equality of opportunity. The Trust works to eliminate all forms of discrimination and recognize that this requires, not only a commitment to remove discrimination, but also action through positive policies to redress inequalities. Our values and behaviours have been developed by over 800 service users, carers and members of staff. They describe how we aim to be with service users, carers and each other. By living our values we will deliver our ambition to be a leading provider for everyone we work with.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be a champion of social care with a comprehensive understanding of legislation and statutory guidance.
  • To take a lead in the promotion of adult safeguarding practice and undertake safeguarding enquires and contribute to the provision of care plans that protect both adults and children from abuse.
  • To undertake comprehensive assessments and reviews, for people who may present with a high risk, or those with significant interpersonal, social, legal and/or environmental complexities, ensuring people are assessed appropriately against social care eligibility criteria as defined by The Care Act 2014.
  • To offer direct support to service users and their carers, and to colleagues, through information and advice, to ensure that those who do not meet social care eligibility are appropriately signposted and supported.
  • To ensure that appropriate health and social care services are commissioned with and on behalf of service users, including the duty to offer direct payments, and that processes are in place for service users to be charged by the local authority for the social care services they receive, if applicable.
  • To contribute to core tasks within EPMHS including Dialog+ First Conversations.
  • To ensure that commissioned services allow choice to service users and carers and focus on people living in the community with appropriate support and access to universal services.
  • To undertake regular risk assessments and ensure that vulnerable people are kept safe.
  • To undertake carer assessments, including identifying contingency plans, and provision of support.
  • To be skilled in partnership working and identify, develop, and facilitate a wide range of recovery-focused community services, ensuring that colleagues within the locality are also aware of developments and best practice.

  • The main job description will be outline in the attached JD, please see attached. As a Social Worker, you will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing high quality social care services to adults of all ages experiencing mental ill-health.

    Person Specification



    • An appropriate professional social work qualification
    • Education to degree level or equivalent
    • Registration with Social Work England
    • Training in principles and application of outcomes focussed assessments and personalization



    • Extensive post qualification experience
    • Experience of undertaking assessments, focussed as personalisation, choice and control, and care planning
    • Experience of multidisciplinary working and ability to work collaboratively



    • Knowledge of legislation, theory, and policy in relation to relevant care group

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust





    WD17 3XE

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