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Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

ASYE Social Worker with Recruitment Incentive £3500

Job Type



South East



£28,407 - £34,581

Posted Date

15 March 2024


Closing Date

28 March 2024

Are you a newly Qualified Social Worker seeking your first position in mental health?

Are you a Social Worker with some experience who is looking to enhance your knowledge and skill in mental health working?

If yes, we would love to hear from you. We are seeking to recruit a ASYE Social Worker to join the Adult Community Mental Health Service (ACMHS) in Southwest Hertfordshire.

This role attracts a Golden Hello of £3,500, new employees only.

We welcome diversity in our workforce and encourage applicants from people of all ages and backgrounds, such as those with lived experience of mental health difficulties.

Our team is based in Watford and provides services to the locality of SW Herts. The service operates Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

For an informal chat, please contact Demi Chu on 01923 837000 option 1

Main duties of the job

All Social Workers must be registered with Social Work England

As a Social Worker, you will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing high quality social care services to adults of all ages experiencing mental ill-health. The core functions of the role will be to provide assessment, care planning and coordination of care from a social perspective to adults accessing the service. You will delivery recovery-focused care and support to service users and their carers that is focused on the principles of choice, control, and independence, as well as ensuring safety.

You will actively address adversity and will support adults at risk of social inclusion and assist adults accessing support to deal with a range of adverse circumstances. You will actively champion equality and diversity and be expected to challenge discrimination in all it’s forms as part of your role.

You will hold a caseload which may comprise of adults experiencing a wide range of mental health and social care needs. You will ensure that you maintain constant reflection and development of your practice and will ensure your continuing professional development in line with the standards set out by the professional regulator, Social Work England.

All entry level social workers joining the Trust will be expected to participate in the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.

Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To be a champion of social care with an understanding of legislation and statutory guidance.

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 appropriate health and social care services are commissioned with and on behalf of service users, including the duty to offer direct payments, and that processes are in place for service users to be charged by the local authority for the social care services they receive, if applicable.

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 commit to best practice when undertaking carer assessments, including identifying contingency plans, and provision of support.

To ensure the involvement of service users and their carers to that the Trust can learn from their experiences to make improvements to service deliver

For a more indepth Person and Job Description please see attached before applying

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