Senior Social Worker with Golden Hello

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min £1,136 max £1,915
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Full Time
This post attracts a payment of £3,500 as a Golden Hello for joining our Trust. T&C's apply, new employees only.

An exciting rare opportunity for an experienced Senior Social Worker to join our fantastic team in a busy Adolescent Psychiatric unit.

This post is part a large Multi-Disciplinary Team within the CAMHS in-patient service for HPFT. The unit is part of NHSE New care models and works closely with the Home Treatment Team.Our new model of care for Tier 4 has been designed to transform local service provision in Hertfordshire by integrating the Tier 4 and Tier 3 CAMHS pathways, to ensure that young people across the county can access the services that meet their needs at the right time.

This role will involve liaison with Childrens' Services and other external agencies, as well as working closely with the family and or carers of the young people who are admitted.

Forest House Adolescent Unit works with young people from the age of 13 up to their 18th birthday, who present with acute symptoms of a mental illness and cannot be managed safely in the community.

The in-patient team, social workers will work as part of an enthusiastic, supportive and professional team working within a 24 hour, 7 days a week service.

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 .

Main duties of the job

To ensure a close integration of the work of the Unit and other work being done with Children Services.

To achieve and maintain good working relationships with colleagues in other teams, and colleagues in other disciplines and agencies, especially regarding areas of joint working.

To play a major role in the development and management of the Unit, having particular regard to:a) allocation of social work cases to social work staff.b) the need for workload control and the establishment of priorities.c) providing supervision, support and consultation to staff and assistancefor colleagues.

To ensure that work being undertaken by Social Work Staff displays aprofessional approach and is in line with statutory duties and departmentalpolicy.

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!

Job description Job responsibilities

CLINICAL/PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Attend multi disciplinary management team meetings to assist in the overall running of the adolescent Unit.

Provide professional line management, appraisal, and clinical supervision to the units clinical social worker.

Lead the recruitment process for Social Work Posts within the Unit inconjunction with the Principal Clinical Social Worker.

Ensure high standards of Clinical Practice and multidisciplinary working within the Social Work Team and that policies and procedures are followed.

Organise regular liaison meetings within the Unit between Management inChildren Schools and Families and CAMHS.

Maintain effective communication and liaison between CAMHS and CS in the Unit.

To assess and treat children and their families with a wide variety ofemotional and behavioural disorders.

Co-working with other members/disciplines of the multi-disciplinary team as and when necessary.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Education to relevant Professional qualification e.g. BA SW; MA SW. Dip SW; CQSW; CSS Master's; PQ/AA Level;
  • PQ award to specialist level, or equivalent post graduate diploma
  • C. P Training
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Practice Teacher Award
  • Mental Health Social Work
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • CAMHS or related service - minimum of 3 yrs post qualifying experience
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary context
  • Knowledge of Child Protection Procedures with evidence of ongoing child protection training
  • Knowledge of Child & Adolescent development
  • Knowledge of current legislation and guidance relevant to the post particularly that of Looked After Children
  • Knowledge of social care needs of children, adolescents and families
  • Experience of Practice Teaching
  • Experience of working in a Court setting
  • Therapeutic training
  • Knowledge of psychotherapeutic approaches/methods
Personal Abilities Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate high level of competence in the practice of Child and Family Social Work.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of competence directly related to assessment and therapeutic work with children, adolescents and families
  • Ability to work with young people whose behaviour is personally challenging

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