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Social Worker with £3500 Recruitment Incentive

Job Type

Permanent

Region

East of England

Salary

Location

£35,392 - £42,618 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)

Posted Date

12 December 2023

Colne House, Watford

Closing Date

4 January 2024

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
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.

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 act as a champion of social care and safeguarding in your locality.

Please see attached Job Description & Person Specification before applying for this role.



Person specification
KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Essential criteria

An appropriate professional social work qualification
Education to degree level
Registration with Social Work England
Training in principles and application of outcomes focussed assessments and personalization
Relevant post-qualifying training for social workers
Training and experience in Safeguarding
Desirable criteria

Approved Mental Health Professional/Best Interests Assessment Training
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
Essential criteria

Some post qualification experience
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
Understanding and experience of personal budgets and direct payments
Experience of multidisciplinary working and ability to work collaboratively
Experience of partnership working with service users and carers, demonstrating dignity and respect
Desirable criteria

Experience of work as Approved Mental Health Professional and/or Best Interests Assessor
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
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
ANALYTICAL SKILLS
Essential criteria

Ability to analyse service user and carer information
Experience of undertaking small scale audits and surveys
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.

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