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Social Worker with Recruitment Incentive �3500

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in working with an outstanding Trust to develop and deliver community treatment in mental health?

We are seeking to recruit a Social Worker to join the Adult Community Mental Health Service (ACMHS) in South West Hertfordshire.

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 friendly and supportive team is based in Borehamwood and provides services to the locality of Hertsmere.

Come and visit our team for an informal chat - contact Gillian gunzo on or 02087313000

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

�1,500 on commencement and �2,000 on completion of one years' employment.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:
  • have experience of working in a community based setting
  • be responsible for the delivery of care to an allocated caseload of clients living in the community experiencing, or recovering from, mental health difficulties
  • 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
  • ensure that appropriate health and social care services are commissioned as required

In return, we can offer you:
  • 5% on top of basic salary high cost allowance supplement (max �2,011 per annum)
  • 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.

About us

We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for 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. Everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

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 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.
  • To ensure the involvement of service users and their carers to that the Trust can learn from their experiences to make improvements to service delivery.

  • Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

    Person Specification



    • Qualification as a social worker
    • Good experience as a social worker and completed ASYE



    • Post registration experience of NHS/ Local authority/Voluntary sector
    • Experience of direct work with service users and carers as a social worker
    • Experience of working in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments.
    • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding process and of being a lead investigator
    • Understanding of social care, completing and reviewing care plans
    • Experience of managing a complex caseload and prioritising competing demands


    • Experience of working with acute mental health problems in a community setting.



    • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, ethical issues, strategic frameworks and current guidelines regarding the range of presenting problems in adult mental health, their implications for both practices and clinical management
    • Understanding of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act and how will be used in role

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


    Civic Offices

    291 Shenley Rd


    WD6 1TG

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