Social Worker

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a social worker? We are looking to recruit a qualified social worker who shares the philosophy of therapeutic optimism, promotes getting on with life & can deliver a blended care approach in line with our menu of services. We support people aged between 14 & 64, with suspected symptoms of psychosis for the 1st time. You will receive:
  • Regular supervision
  • Performance/development review
  • Service appropriate training

The ability to communicate & work collaboratively with people & their families is an essential. The ability to commute within the Trust's geographical area & access to an appropriate means of transport is essential.

The team have also moved towards a blended care approach so the successful candidate would need to have the ability to use IT equipment & be able to keep electronic patient records, this would include using virtual appointments e.g. MS Teams & Upstream.

Main duties of the job

  • Early Intervention Service for first episode psychosis offering a blended care approach
  • NICE care packages
  • Comprehensive and structured staff development package
  • Full time fixed hours with weekends off

Psypher offers up to 3 years care for people of Hull & East Riding. After initially completing a comprehensive Assessment of at risk mental state (CAARMS) Patients are offered a comprehensive menu of support and interventions:
  • Activities
  • Health & Lifestyle support
  • Education and employment support
  • Family interventions
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Medication
  • Support/Education for friends and/or family

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You will join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to the service area, e.g. Safeguarding, Mental Health Act, Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion, Liberty Protection Safeguards and other relevant legislation.
  • Full understanding/application of relevant practice/standards/audit within identified service area
  • Standard IT skills
  • Evidence of project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrates a higher level of communication/planning/change that impacts within own area of work/responsibility
Qualifications Essential
  • Degree and current professional registration held with Social Work England
  • Accredited Practice Educator
  • Approved Mental Health Professional or willing to undertake AMHP training
  • Best Interest Assessor
  • Post registration/graduate diploma or equivalent experience in related work area, to demonstrate specialist level of practice
  • Demonstrable experience of mentoring pre-registration students/supervising staff
  • Evidence of CPD or experiential learning at an advanced level e.g. Post graduate/Masters' level
  • Leadership training/qualification/experience
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the service area at specialist level
  • Evidence of development of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation
  • Act as Care Programme Approach (CPA) Co-ordinator
  • Ability to effectively chair meetings
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with vulnerable people
  • Development of specialist/advanced level of professional/practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Leadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice
  • Professional networking locally
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Be able to demonstrate core values of social work
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedures in order to effectively lead and manage others

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