Social Worker with Golden Hello

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Cheshunt, Waltham Cross
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,136 max £1,915)
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for the post of Band 6 Social Worker has become available within Adult Community Mental Health Services in the Cheshunt area.

Based in Cheshunt & working as part of an integrated multi disciplinary team, you will support mental health service users in their recovery & bring your discipline specific skill set to support the functions of the team.

+ Golden Hello payment
  • A 'Golden Hello' payment of £3,500 to new employees. The payment would be made through the employee's salary in two instalments, £1,500 on commencement of employment (once all satisfactory pre-employment checks have been completed) and £2,000 on successful completion of one year's service. The payments will be non-pensionable and will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions.

Main duties of the job

You will have experience of working in a community based setting. 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. In addition to this you will support Care Act activities (commissioning & safeguarding) as well as assisting with local duty rota's & the support of junior staff.

Providing 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 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.

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 theCare 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

HPFT are one of the leading providers of mental health & learning disability services in the country & one of the few to have been rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

We have a proven track record of supporting staff in their development via regular supervision & appraisal.

ACMHS offers opportunities for practical skill development that are unparalleled. If you want to be part of an amazing team with a vision to develop mental health care then this is the post for you.

For an informal discussion around the post, please call our senior social worker Emma Joyce on 07816086027

The post holder will be required to demonstrate their knowledge of the relevant legislation, theory and policy in relation to the care group.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or Dip/Bsc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing
  • ENB 998/Preceptorship and Mentorship
  • ENB 812/Bsc in Specialist Community Nursing Practice (Mental Health).
  • Psychosocial interventions
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a range of settings relevant to the post
  • At least 2 years of post registration experience with at least one year at Band 5.
  • Experience of working in acute mental health inpatient/day care services
  • Experience of working in situations of crisis and emotionally demanding environments.
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding process
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Experience and knowledge of working in a multi-ethnic community
  • Experience of delivering evidence based care
  • Experience of working with acute mental health problems in a community setting.
Knowledge Essential
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, ethical issues, strategic frameworks and current guidelines regarding the range of presenting problems in adult mental health, their implications for both practices and clinical management

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