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ASYE Social Worker with Recruitment Incentive

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£28,407 - £34,581 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)

Posted Date

4 January 2024

Holly Lodge, Cheshunt

Closing Date

5 January 2024

Our team is based in Cheshunt and provides services to the locality of East & South East Hertfordshire. The service operates Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Main duties of the job
Join Our Community Team!

You may be a newly Qualified Social Worker seeking your first position in mental health or a Social Worker with some experience who is looking to enhance their knowledge and skill in community mental health work.

We have exciting opportunities for Social Workers to join us in delivering high quality community mental health care in Ware, Hertford and surrounding villages.

We are seeking enthusiastic, compassionate Social Workers who hold a strong belief in recovery for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Our Community Mental Health Social Workers hold a caseload and undertake the role of care coordinator for those with varied complex mental health and social care needs.

You will also provide assessment and specific interventions to meet the needs of service users, their carers and families. It is expected that you will be a flexible practitioner who enjoys new challenges in meeting the developing needs of the service and our service users.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to work well within a team, priorities and manage own workload and display initiative whilst maintaining a positive, professional and calm approach. An interest and understanding of the issues people with mental health needs may experience is essential for this post as is a good understanding of Care Programme Approach, Care Management and Safeguarding. As newly qualified Social Worker we will support you through completing the ASYE programme.

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.

We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for 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. Everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
All Social Workers must be registered with Social Work England.

To undertake comprehensive assessments and reviews, ensuring people meet Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) eligibility criteria, and are assessed using the self directed support Needs Outcome Assessment (NOA), process.
To undertake such reviews as part of an integrated assessment of people’s health and social care needs.
To offer direct support and advice to service users and their carers, through information and advice and ensure that those who do not meet FACS eligibility are appropriately signposted and supported.
To ensure 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 all social care services.
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 undertake assessments of carers needs, including identifying contingency plans, and provision of support if appropriate.
To liaise and negotiate with other agencies eg Adult Care Services, Children Schools and Families, Benefit Agency, Housing authorities and providers etc., for joint planning with, or on behalf of, service users.
Please see attached Job Description & Person Specification before applying for this role.

Person specification
Essential criteria

An appropriate professional social work qualification (e.g. DipSW, )
Education to degree level
Registration with HCPC
Training in principles and application of outcomes focussed assessments and personalisation
Desirable criteria

Experience or knowledge of mental health services
Experience and Knowledge
Essential criteria

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
Skills and Aptitudes
Essential criteria

Ability to analyse service user and carer information.
Experience of undertaking small scale audits and surveys.
Communication and People Skill
Essential criteria

Excellent ability to communication with a wide range of stakeholders including service users and carers, other professional colleagues, members of other organisations and local communities, verbally and in writing
Ability to manage highly sensitive information
Experience of using electronic recording systems and ability to produce accurate, appropriate and timely reports .
About us
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is rated by the Care Quality Commission as an Outstanding provider of mental health and learning disability services. In 2021, we won the prestigious Health Service Journal award for Mental Health Trust of the Year, with the judges saying they were “blown away” by our people’s achievements and that everything they saw “sings and hums”. This year, our staff rated us the 4th best mental health and learning disability trust to work for out of all 52 trusts in the country. Our staff tell us that they are proud to be part of the HPFT team, proud of the standard of care we provide and proud that service users are our top priority. Our people tell us they feel supported though a great development, wellbeing and work-life balance offer and a highly compassionate, values-driven culture. We are equally proud of our staff, who live our values of being welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional so that together we provide great care and great outcomes for our service users and carers.

If you would like to join a team to be proud of and you share our values and passion for great care and outcomes for our service users and carers, we would love to hear from you.

Additional Information
HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Infection Control

All our staff will need to comply with current Infection Prevention and Control measures which could include wearing a mask on all our Trust sites and in all roles

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