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Bank CPN/OT/SW Stevenage Band 6 sw1196/1204

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 a year p.a pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
We are currently look for a Qualified CPN/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist to work in a Bank role for one of our Community Mental Health Teams, based in Stevenage.

The post holder will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary Community Team, will be responsible for the clinical and operational day to day service delivery, providing a high quality bio, psycho, social care service to adults of all ages having First Episode Psychosis. The core functions are to provide assessment, care planning and care co- ordination, including care programme approach, within a framework of recovery which embraces each individual's right to choice and control.

All staff should comply with the Trust's Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

You may be responsible for supervision, development and teaching of junior staff and/or students as delegated by the team manager.

Main duties of the job

o To plan and deliver treatment interventions in line with Best Practice and local and National Guidelines.o To plan and deliver Family Interventions for psychosis (FIp), in line with best practice.o To plan and deliver Family & Friends Education & Support Group, in line with best practiceo To undertake comprehensive assessments and reviews, ensuring people meet eligibility criteria using social outcome assessment, and are assessed using the self-directed support Needs Outcome Assessment (NOA) process.o To undertake such reviews as part of an integrated assessment of people's health and social care needs.o To offer direct support and advice to service users and their carers, through information and advice and ensure that those who do not meet social outcome assessment criteria are appropriately signposted and supported.


About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

With a workforce of c. 3,000 and an annual income of c. �200m, the Trust is organised across three Strategic Business Units and provides integrated health and social care services through a large network of community and inpatient settings, serving diverse communities across Hertfordshire, Norfolk, North Essex and Buckinghamshire. As a university trust, HPFT continues to develop strong links with the University of Hertfordshire providing excellent learning and development opportunities, as well as strengthening our clinical research capability.

Whilst it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT. Building on the CQC ' Outstanding' rating given by the CQC in 2019, we remain on our Good to Great journey as we continue to innovate, improve, transform and ultimately deliver the very highest standards of care to the service users and communities that we serve.

To support us on this journey we are looking for an energetic, dynamic and ambitious individual to join our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working Relationships and Communication Requirements of the Job

Work as a member of a multidisciplinary Team, and develop positive working relationships and clear communications with MDT and other professionals. Work in partnership with service users and carers and with a range of stakeholders within and outside the Trust. Provide effective liaison/communication throughout the care pathway. Demonstrate the principles of dignity and respect focussing on personalisation including ensuring choice and control. Receive and share highly complex, sensitive, contentious information about service users and carers with multi professionals and other key stakeholders within and outside the Trust. Information will include assessments and details of risk and may be conveyed in a hostile or highly emotive atmosphere.

Leadership and Staff Management Responsibility

Provide effective professional supervision/mentorship to junior staff and students, assessing proficiencies of practice as required. Professionally accountable for own activities and duties. Maintain own Professional Registration and development. Actively participate in and seek clinical and professional supervision and appraisal in line with organisational policy

Financial Responsibility

Ensure effective and economic use of resources available Comply with the relevant Trust and service financial policies and procedures Handle cash and valuables for service users as required. Act as an agent for appointeeship and handle service user resources in accordance with legislation. Ensure local authority charging policies (Regarding support/ care packages) are carried out and enforced.

Person Specification



  • Education to degree level or Academic qualifications equivalent (Diploma/Degree in in Mental Health Nursing /Social Work / Occupational Therapy)
  • Registration with NMC/ HCPC



  • At least 2 years of post- registration experience with at least one year at Band 5.
  • Experience of working in acute mental health inpatient/day care services



  • Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Saffron Ground, Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3LJ

Saffron Ground, Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3LJ



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