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Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker - Recruitment Incentive £3500

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£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

11 June 2024


Closing Date

24 June 2024

Are you an experiences Social Worker with 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 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. The service operates Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Here’s what our staff say about working in the team:

“It’s a privilege to help people make the changes they want to see in their lives. I get to see about three people each day, on site, and I love my job.” (LP, Counselling Psychologist, South West ACMHS)

“This was my first job in NHS and I didn't know what to expect, but there is so much training provided, I was and am able to shadow different professionals in initial assessments - it is such a great opportunity to learn and participate in MDT.” AV, Health Care Assistant

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will:

- hold a strong belief in recovery for people with severe and enduring mental health problems
- hold a caseload and undertake the role of care coordinator for those with varied complex mental health and social care needs
- have experience of working in a community based setting
- will provide 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
- ensure that appropriate health and social care services are commissioned as required
- will also assess, identify and evaluate Service User’s needs through comprehensive assessments, reviews, care planning and CPA in conjunction with other professionals.

Working for our organisation

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

Please see attached Job Description & Person Specification

At HPFT our staff are our most important resource and we offer:

- a thorough induction to your role and team
- regular, good quality supervision
- access to Consultant Social Worker for your area promoting professional development
- a range of developmental opportunities to support you to grow in your profession and your practice
- the opportunity to apply to work flexibly so that you can balance your work with your life outside work
- strong values – we’re a welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional organisation

Our staff survey results tell a story of highly engaged, motivated, passionate people working at HPFT. The survey has shown that staff overwhelmingly believe that their role makes a difference to service users, to the extent that HPFT had the best score nationally for this question.

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