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Social Worker (ASYE) - Golden Hello payment inc

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min £1,192 - max £2,011
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking enthusiastic, compassionate Social Workers who hold a strong belief in recovery for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Our Community Mental Health Social Workers hold a caseload and undertake the role of care coordinator for those with varied complex mental health and social care needs.

We are looking for someone with an interest and understanding of the issues people with mental health needs may experience is essential for this post as is a good understanding of Care Programme Approach, Care Management and Safeguarding.

Delivering high quality community mental health care in Ware and surrounding villages, you will be based at Cygnet House.

Main duties of the job

As a ASYE Social Worker you will be expected to:
  • Provide assessment and specific interventions to meet the needs of service users, their carers and families.
  • Be a flexible practitioner who enjoys new challenges in meeting the developing needs of the service and our service users.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well within a team, prioritise and manage own workload and display initiative whilst maintaining a positive, professional and calm approach

In return at HPFT we can offer you:
  • As newly qualified Social Worker we will support you through completing the ASYE programme.
  • Coaching network where trained coaches throughout the Trust are matched with staff of all disciplines to provide a powerful development opportunity
  • Leading company discounts and childcare vouchers
  • Salary sacrifice schemes enabling staff to drive a new car or bike -saving on tax and insurance included
  • Wellbeing activities - from mindfulness to yoga, pilates and our signature craft club join our monthly programme of regular and special events to support your wellbeing
  • Gym discounts, including Nuffield Health and David Lloyd.
  • Refer a friend to work for the Trust and receive up to �500! ( A payment of �250 will be made when the applicant commences employment with us and a further payment of �250 will be made once they hit 6 months continuous service with us

About us

At HPFT our staff are our most important resource and we offer: a thorough induction to your role and team, regular, good quality supervision, access to Consultant Social Worker for your area promoting professional development, a range of developmental opportunities to support you to grow in your profession and your practice, the opportunity to apply to work flexibly so that you can balance your work with your life outside work, strong values - we're a welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional organization

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 both High Cost Area Allowance and in addition to this you will receive a payment of �3,500 as a Golden Hello for joining our Trust. T& C's apply, new employees only.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be a champion of social care with an understanding of legislation and statutory guidance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Undertake regular risk assessments and ensure that vulnerable people are kept safe.
  • 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

Please read the job description and person specification for further information on what responsibilities

Person Specification



  • An appropriate professional social work qualification (e.g. DipSW, )
  • Education to degree level
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Training in principles and application of outcomes focussed assessments and personalisation


  • Experience or knowledge of mental health services

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


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

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 .

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Cygnet House 1 Old College Court, Ware SG12 0DE

1 Old College Court, Priory Street


SG12 0DE

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