An exciting opportunity for the Position of Social Worker has become available in the North Hertfordshire Adult Community Mental Health Services Team.
This is an ideal opportunity for a new qualified Social Worker to join a fantastic Team based here in North Hertfordshire.
You will, of course, need to be registered with Social Work England. 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.
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.
You will also carry out AMHP duties or be willing to undertake AMHP Training.
This is a permanent position based at Centenary House in Hitchin.
For full particulars please refer to the attached Job Description and Person specification.
Main duties of the job
To undertake assessments and reviews, for people who may present with a high risk, or those with significant interpersonal, social, legal and/or environmental complexities, ensuring people are assessed appropriately against social care eligibility criteria as defined by The Care Act 2014.
To offer direct support to service users and their carers, and to colleagues, through information and advice, to ensure that those who do not meet social care eligibility are appropriately signposted and supported.
To ensure that commissioned services allow choice to service users and carers and focus on people living in the community with appropriate support and access to universal services.
To undertake regular risk assessments and ensure that vulnerable people are kept safe.
To comply with both child and adult safeguarding practice in line with current policy, and take a role in adult safeguarding investigations, which may involve supporting the implementation of protection plans.
To undertake other tasks and duties which form part of the delegated social care responsibilities accepted by the Trust on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council.
To carry out any other duties as appropriately identified by your line manager.
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 to read on...
Job description Job responsibilities
Please refer to the Job Description and the Person Specification attached herewith for full particulars.
Person Specification KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Essential
- An appropriate social work qualification
- Registration with Social Work England
- Education to degree level
- Training in principles and application of outcomes focused assessments and personalisation
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE Essential
- 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
- Knowledge and understanding 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
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