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Social Worker with Golden Hello payment - Band 5 to 6

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,066 max £1,845)
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Come and join our dynamic us team of healthcare professionals!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 to 6 Social Worker on a development opportunity to join our dedicated, multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Service serving the needs of older people within the population East Hertfordshire covering Broxbourne Borough, East Herts District, and Welwyn Hatfield Borough.

Your expertise will contribute to ensuring the delivery of high-quality care and support to our service users.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to demonstrate your knowledge of the relevant legislation, theory and policy in relation to the service user group, such as The Care Act 2014, The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and The Mental Health Act 1983 amended in 2007.

We are based in Welwyn Garden City and you will be provided with a laptop, smart phone and offer you a comprehensive induction once you start. We can also 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 .

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 . This post attracts a payment of �3,500 as a Golden Hello for joining our Trust. T& C's apply, new employees only

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 the Care 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

You will be responsible for the delivery of care to an allocated caseload of service users experiencing, or recovering from, mental health difficulties. You will also be completing holistic assessments, developing innovative support plans, reviews and CPA in conjunction with other professionals while building networks and raising awareness in the area and developing valuable links for the team.

You will be working alongside Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Support Workers to achieve the best outcomes for the individuals you work with. You will provide direct support and advice to the service users, their families and carers, within the recovery framework, embracing the individual right to choice and control.

Person Specification



  • Ability to visit and attend meetings at a variety of locations and environments
  • Care Driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 210 which prevents you from driving)
  • Ability to meet timescales and respond to crises as appropriate



  • An appropriate professional social work qualification (e.g. DipSW, ) Education to degree level
  • Registration with Social Work England
  • Training in principles and application of outcomes focussed assessments and personalization
  • Relevant post-qualifying training for social workers
  • Training and experience in Safeguarding


  • Approved Mental Health Professional/Best Interests Assessment Training



  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience
  • 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
  • Understanding and experience 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


  • Experience of work as Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interests Assessor



  • Excellent ability to communicate 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
  • Experience of using electronic recording systems and ability to produce accurate, appropriate and timely reports



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



  • Demonstrable ability to working sensitively with diverse needs and environments
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice



  • Flexibility and ability to respond to a variety of tasks, and to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to deal with distressing and sometimes aggressive behaviour



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

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Rosanne House


Welwyn Garden City


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