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Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Bishops Stortford
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for the post of Band 6 Social Worker has become available within East Hertfordshire Adult Community 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.

The post holder will be required to demonstrate their knowledge of the relevant legislation, theory and policy in relation to the care group, such as the Care Act and The Mental Health Act.

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

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 .

A 'Golden Hello' payment of £3,500 to new employees. The payment would be made through the employee's salary in two instalments, £1,500 on commencement of employment (once all satisfactory pre-employment checks have been completed) and £2,000 on successful completion of one year's service. The payments will be non-pensionable and will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions.

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?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Summary:All social workers must be registered with Social Work England (SWE).The post holder will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team providing a high-quality social care service to adults of all ages experiencing or recovering from health difficulties and their carers. The core functions are to provide assessment, care planning and care coordination, including care programme approach, within a framework of recovery which embraces each individuals right to choice and control. Ensuring that carers are effectively assessed and supported is a key component of the social work role.All staff should comply with the Trusts Anti-Discriminatory Statement, Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conduct and Equality and Diversity.

  • 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 personalization
  • Relevant post-qualifying training for social workers
  • Training and experience in Safeguarding
  • Approved Mental Health Professional/Best Interests Assessment Training
  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience
  • 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
  • Understanding and experience 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 work as Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interests Assessor

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