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C-CATT Social Worker Development Post

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,066 max £1,845)
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to be part of an award winning, innovative, forward thinking, young people's crisis service?

We are a 24/7 crisis support which includes, community and hospital based assessments, therapeutic intervention packages, telephone crisis line, parent/carer support, psycho-education and prevention.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Newly Qualified Social Worker to join our CAMHS Crisis and Assessment team, in a new Band 5-6 developmental post.

We are a friendly, dynamic and supportive team and we are looking for somebody who can make a positive contribution to our high quality work.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be a qualified social worker and have some experience or additional understanding of Child and Adolescent mental health.

We are willing to develop the skills of someone who can demonstrate the motivation and interest to work with young people and families.

About us

The C-CATT team is an award winning (2022 Team of the Year for Hpft), multi-disciplinary and values this variety and wealth of experience and approach and the whole team works closely together to support young people's mental health outcomes across Hertfordshire.

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.

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 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.

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!

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be supported to complete your ASYE, and, after demonstrating that you are able to meet the competencies of a Band 6 clinician, you will be moved into a Band 6 post.

The post will initially be based at our Kingsley Green site in Radlett and we willexpectflexibilityto work across our county and our A&E departments.

Person Specification Training Essential
  • An appropriate professional social work qualification (e.g. DipSW)
  • Education to degree level
  • Registration with HCPC
  • 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 Essential
  • Experience of working in a social care environment.
  • Experience of partnership working with service users and carers, demonstrating dignity and respect
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Children policy, practice and procedures
  • 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 current legislation and guidance relevant to the post
Communication Skills Essential
  • Experience of using electronic recording systems and ability to produce accurate, ? appropriate and timely reports.
  • 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
Analytical Skill Essential
  • Experience of analysing complex assessments
  • Ability to analyse service user and carer information
  • Experience of undertaking small scale audits and surveys
Physical Skills Essential
  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

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