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Senior Social Worker (EROS) With Golden Hello Payment

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Hemel Hempstead
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata+ 5% of basic salary, min £1,192 - max £2,011
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join an innovative, dynamic and ambitious team committed to delivering the best possible care for our service-users? The Enhanced Rehabilitation Outreach Service (EROS) is looking for a compassionate and enthusiastic Senior Social Worker to welcome into our team as it takes part in an exciting expansion across East and North Hertfordshire.

EROS provides rehabilitation interventions and support to individuals with complex and enduring long term severe mental illness in the community.

The service provides a dedicated, integrated multi-disciplinary team of professionals, who aim to improve quality of life, promote hope, recovery, and individual resilience, and reduce reliance on crisis and inpatient services.

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.

Main duties of the job

As our new Senior Social Worker, you will be welcomed into a safe and supportive staff team, who empower and encourage one another in being the best version of ourselves for the benefit of those we care for. One of our current Social Workers says 'The EROS Team has been the best working opportunity as a social worker is a chance to do pure social work. The work I do always involves progress and seeing positive changes'.

You can find out more about what our staff say about working for the EROS service by watching this short video here.

Working to and developing professional strengths is a key part of the EROS culture. Staff have access to professional networks and there is Senior Leadership to provide guidance, support and innovation across the pathways.

The service has been successful in both improving outcomes and the experience of care for individuals. It has been praised by professional bodies including the Royal College of Psychiatrists for its innovative approach and has been nominated for a number of national awards.

EROS typically operates 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday on a rota basis, although some evening work and Sunday cover may be required. Due to the success of the pilot and positive outcomes for service users and carers, the service is now in a position to offer these pathways across the rest of the County, therefore applicants will need to have access to their own vehicle to travel across all Hertfordshire localities.

About us

At HPFT we provide an exciting and forward-thinking work environment, where staff feel valued and supported to reach their full potential. We are proud to be one of the top five recommended NHS Trusts to work for, and hold a CQC rating of Outstanding, making us one of the highest-rated Mental Health Trusts in the country. What's more, you will also be able to enjoy an extensive range of trust-wide staff benefits including:

- 27 days annual leave on entry to NHS

- One of the best pension schemes in the UK

- Flexible working options

- Car leasing scheme

- Childcare discounts

- Wellbeing events and activities

- A 24-hour staff support helpline

Job description

Job responsibilities

In your new role you will:
  • Act as a champion and leader of social care and safeguarding within EROS.
  • Give robust, consistent, and expert social care practice advice.
  • Actively address adversity and assist services users to deal with a range of adverse circumstances.
  • Hold a small caseload of complex cases and provide supervision to both experienced and newly qualified social workers.
  • Support other social workers in the team to maintain constant reflection and development of their practice and support their continuing professional development.
  • Work in partnership to empower service users and carers.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Training and Experience


  • An appropriate social work qualification
  • Registration with Social Work England
  • Education to degree level
  • Master's degree or equivalent post-qualifying training
  • Approved Mental Health Professional training and qualification (or prepared to undertake training within a year of appointment to role)
  • Relevant post-qualifying training for social workers


  • Other relevant post-qualification training (e.g., CBT, family therapy)
  • Best Interest Assessor training

Experience and Knowledge


  • Minimum 5 years post-qualification experience with demonstrable evidence of excellent practice at advanced level
  • Extensive knowledge of legislation, statutory guidance, theory, and policy in relation to adult and children's social care
  • Experience of undertaking assessment focused on personalisation, choice and control, and care planning
  • Understanding of and experience of use of personal budgets and direct payments
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring others
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary and collaborative working
  • Evidence of partnership working with service users and carers, demonstrating dignity and respect, particularly in very challenging situations

Communication Skills


  • Excellent ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, including service users and carers, other professionals and colleagues, members of other organisations and locally communities - verbally and in writing.
  • Evidence of successful management of challenging meetings
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive information
  • Experience of using electronic record systems and ability to produce accurate, appropriate, and timely reports

Analytical Skills


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


  • Understanding of basic research methods

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


St Pauls

Slippers Hill

Hemel Hempstead


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