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Newly Qualified Social Worker Band 5

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min £1,136 max £1,915
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Clinical Social Worker in our South CAMHS quadrant, delivering a high quality service provision that promotes and improves the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people and their families.

We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated newly qualified social worker who is willing to develop skills and knowledge in the assessment and treatment of children and young people; to deliver care, advice and support to children and young people with mental health problems.

You must be a SWE registered social worker and possess experience of working directly with service users. You will be responsible for demonstrating excellent clinical outcomes and safe and effective delivery of care to children and young people.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for assessing, formulating and providing treatment plans for children, adolescents and their families.

As a newly qualified social worker the post holder will be required to develop the knowledge and skills over a period of time via the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment scheme (ASYE) to demonstrate their ability to deliver the high standards of care required of a Clinical Social Worker.

The post holder will be required to prioritise attendance at all training, attend supervision and apply reflective practice continuously to enable learning needs to be identified and met.

The post holder will provide advice, guidance and consultation for professionals from other agencies and other team members, and will be prepared to develop skills in teaching, training and supervision, through the supervision of social work students.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

With a workforce of around 3,500 people and an annual income of some £330million this year, the Trust provides integrated health and social care services through a network of community and inpatient settings, serving diverse communities across Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk. As a university NHS foundation trust, HPFT continues to develop strong links with the University of Hertfordshire, providing excellent learning and development opportunities, as well as strengthening our clinical research capability

Whilst it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT following our CQC rating of Outstanding awarded to us in April 2019. We are on our Good to Great journey as we continue to innovate, improve, transform and ultimately deliver the very highest standards of care to the service users and communities that we serve.

Job description Job responsibilities

Provide consultation, advice and training to professionals working within the community.

Provide and seek consultation to/from professionals within the multi-disciplinary team.

Contribute to the development of CAMHS through clinic and professional meetings.

Prepare and present reports for a variety of meetings.

Contribute towards training activities within Social Services, Health and Voluntary sector agencies in matters relating to Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health.

To maintain knowledge of available resources, and of the roles of other agencies and to liaise on behalf of service users.

To maintain up to date knowledge of relevant legislation safeguarding policies and procedures.

To maintain up to date clinical and theoretical knowledge pertaining to child and adolescent mental health.

To ensure that accurate computer records of all work undertaken are kept up to date.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 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 Essential
  • 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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