CAMHS Newly Qualified Social Worker

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
18 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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HPFT CAMHS has been at the forefront of national developments in CAMHS, including CAPA and CYP-IAPT, and Hertfordshire is both an iThrive accelerator and a schools link pilot site. HPFT CAMHS includes Tier 3 CAMHS community clinics, a crisis assessment/treatment team (C-CATT), an Eating Disorder Team, a Targeted Team for young people who are working with social care and Tier 4 services including an inpatient unit, home treatment team and Dialectical Behaviour Team. We offer a range of psychological therapies across these teams and have close links with other agencies including the local universal CAMH service providers, school link workers and children's social services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified social worker to join our Targeted Team - a specialist team working with children and young people who are receiving services from Social Care including those on Child in Need plans, Child Protection plans and those who are Looked After. This post will support the Newly Qualified Social Worker to commence and complete their ASYE.

We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated and proactive social worker who has skills and knowledge in assessment and intervention with children and young people; to deliver care, advice and support to children and young people with mental health problems and to take an active role within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering the service.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a multi dispalinary team including social workers, psychologist . You must be a SWE registered social worker. You will be responsible for demonstrating excellent clinical outcomes and safe and effective delivery of care to children and young people. You need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be flexible and able to use initiative and be adaptable to the changing needs of the organization and be able to work across disciplines. You will initially support clinicians with their cases before growing your own caseload where you will develop skill in assessment and therapeutic interventions . You will develop skills in supporting children and young people with mental health difficulties as well as develop your knowledge of working with developmental trauma as well as further develop your skills and knowledge of working systemically with professional networks.

About us

Work for an NHS trust that's been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services.

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post-holder will be expected to work as a member of a multidisciplinary Team.S/he will need to work in partnership with service users and carers and with a wide range of stakeholders within and outside the Trust. S/he will need to demonstrate the principles of dignity and respect focusing on personalisation including ensuring choice and control. S/he will be a champion and expert in the field of Social Care.

See Job description for further information

  • Educated to degree level
  • An appropriate professional Social Work qualification (eg: Dip S.W.)
  • Registered with the governing body SWE
  • Relevant post-qualifying training for social workers.
  • Further training/qualification in relevant area of practice. E.g. Family Therapy, Child Psychotherapy; Group Therapy; Counselling; Play Therapy
  • Experience of working in a social care environment.
  • Experience of partnership working with service users and carers, demonstrating dignity and respect
  • Knowledge of social care needs of children, adolescents and families.
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Children policy, practice and procedures
  • Ability to demonstrate competence in Social Work practice and to work within the value base as outlined by the governing body Code of Practice.
  • Knowledge of Child & Adolescent development or willingness to learn as part of the progression post.
  • Knowledge of Child and Adolescent and/or Adult mental health or willingness to learn as part of the progression post
  • Knowledge of Psycho-social approaches and/or methods or willingness to learn as part of the progression post
  • Knowledge of current legislation and guidance relevant to the post

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