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ASYE Social Worker with Recruitment Incentive �3500

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata + 5% basic salary
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly Qualified Social Worker seeking your first position in mental health?

Are you a Social Worker with some experience who is looking to enhance your knowledge and skill in mental health working?

If yes, we would love to hear from you. We are seeking to recruit a ASYE Social Worker to join theAdult Community Mental Health Service (ACMHS) in Southwest Hertfordshire.

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

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 team is based in Borehamwoodand and provides services to the locality of SW Herts. The service operates Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

For an informal chat, please contact Emily Mann on 0208 731 3000

Main duties of the job

All Social Workers must be registered with Social Work England

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 coordination 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 actively address adversity and will support adults at risk of social inclusion and assist adults accessing support to deal with a range of adverse circumstances. You will actively champion equality and diversity and be expected to challenge discrimination in all it's forms as part of your role.

You will hold a caseload which may comprise of adults experiencing a wide range of mental health and social care needs. You will ensure that you maintain constant reflection and development of your practice and will ensure your continuing professional development in line with the standards set out by the professional regulator, Social Work England.

All entry level social workers joining the Trust will be expected to participate in the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.

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?

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be a champion of social care with an understanding of legislation and statutory guidance.

To undertake 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 comply with both child and adult safeguarding practice in line with current policy, and take a role in adult safeguarding investigations, which may involve supporting the implementation of protection plans.

To commit to best practice when undertaking carer assessments, including identifying contingency plans, and provision of support.

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

For a more indepth Person and Job Description please see attached before applying

Person Specification



  • 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 personalisation

Experience and Knowledge


  • 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

Skills and Aptitudes


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

Communication and People Skill


  • Excellent ability to communication 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
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive information
  • Experience of using electronic recording systems and ability to produce accurate, appropriate and timely reports .



  • Form of own transportation is needed to travel between locations



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

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Civic Centre, Borehamwood, Elstree Way , Borehamwood , WD6 1WA

Elstree Way



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