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SW CRHTT Social Worker

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Closing date
28 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced mental health social workers to join our busy and dynamic Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) based in Watford, West Hertfordshire.

The Team:
  • An exceptional service in an organisation with big ambitions.
  • We are a team looking for enthusiastic clinicians that are positive about leading future change and development, to ensure the highest standards of care are available to our service users.
  • As a University Trust, we have close links to the University of Hertfordshire, and our team have optimised this opportunity in providing excellent learning and development opportunities to our staff.

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,066 and a maximum payment of £1,845 per annum (pro rata where applicable).

Main duties of the job

You will be:
  • An experienced clinician working with service users at various phases of their mental health.
  • Passionate about making a difference for individuals and their carer's during their personal journey.
  • Ambitious to work within this challenging role, in a challenging environment, with real scope to develop and influence practice.

The role:
  • Providing urgent assessments to those considered to have acute mental health concerns and to robust home treatment options as an alternative to hospital admission.
  • A role that is varied and challenging, offering an opportunity to work in a variety of settings, with people with a variety of mental health needs
  • As gatekeepers for hospital admission, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide safe and effective treatment in the community, and facilitate early discharges from the acute inpatient units.
  • Working collaboratively with our service users, their carer's and our colleagues to positively manage risk in the acute care pathway, whilst enabling and empowering an individuals' recovery journey.

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

Job Summary:The post holder will support the Team Leader/CATT Manager in thedevelopment and implementation of a multi-professional CrisisResolution/Home Treatment Team providing a high quality service to meet theneeds of people in acute phases of mental illness, and their carers. To ensurethe continued efficient and effective running of the team, providing leadershipand supervision within the multi-disciplinary staff group as appropriate.The post holder will undertake crisis assessments of people with mentalhealth problems in acute crisis and where appropriate provide intensivecommunity based treatment/support services as an alternative to in-patientadmission.As part of the CATT team providing 24 hour care for the local population,depending upon the team, the post holder will offer crisis mental healthassessment and intensive treatment and will take part in the rota for Helplineservice provision.The service will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.The post holder will be responsible for helping to maintain team systems andprocesses for effective team and service provision, including outcomemeasures and audit under the direction of the Team Leader

All staff should comply with the Trusts Open Culture, Employee Charter,Trust Policies and Procedures, and Equality and Diversity.

Duties and Responsibilities:Communication and Relationships1.1. To support the Team Leader/CATT Manager in maintaining effective inter-team and inter-agency communication1.2 To provide effective liaison/communication relating to referral and admission to, and discharge from the CAT Team across in-patient and community service1.3 Maintain effective joint working with Sector CMHTs, CSTs, AOTs and other community based teams according to local circumstances1.4 Ensure that all relevant information regarding client care is communicated to the appropriate persons within and out with the team, bringing to the Team Leaders/CATT Managers attention issues of concern regarding practice or workload1.5 Ensure effective communications with relatives, visitors, voluntary organisations and the general public, thus encouraging participation in Care delivery. To respond sensitively, to the needs of relatives and carers, often in a highly emotive setting.1.6 To liaise with other professionals in relation to client care, actively participating in care planning and review meetings, and attending case conferences as appropriate.1.7 To advise others as to the role and practices of the CATT1.8 To maintain positive working relationships and clear communications with team members and other professionals

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant Professional Qualification, i.e. RMN or Dip / BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
  • Up-to-date Professional Registration
  • Evidence of further development/training
  • ENB 998 / Preceptorship and Mentorship.
  • ENB 812 / BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health) or similar training
Experience Essential
  • At least 2 years post qualification experience with at least one year at band 6
  • Experience in acute and community areas.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Experience in working with acute mental health problems in community setting

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