Social Worker

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
STEVENAGE
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity for the post of Social Worker has become available within North Hertfordshire Adult Mental Health Services.

You will have experience of working in a Community based setting. You will be responsible for the delivery of care to an allocated caseload of clients living in the Community experiencing, or recovering from, mental health difficulties.

Main duties of the job

You will 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. You will ensure that appropriate health and social care services are commissioned as required. You will also assess, identify and evaluate Client's needs through comprehensive assessments, reviews, care planning and CPA in conjunction with other professionals.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary Team, working in partnership with a range of stakeholders inside and outside of the Trust.

You will also carry out AMHP duties or be willing to undertake AMHP Training.

The postholder will be required to demonstrate their knowledge of the relevant legislation, theory and policy in relation to the care group.

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 the Care 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?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role responsibilities.

Person Specification KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Essential
  • An appropriate professional social work qualification (e.g. DipSW, )
  • Education to degree level
  • Registration with General Social Care Council
  • Training in principles and application of outcomes focussed assessments and personalisation
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE Essential
  • 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


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