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Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

Social Work

Salary

Location

£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

27 November 2023

Hull

Closing Date

5 December 2023

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals who have experience of working with people who have complex needs.

We are seeking individuals who are open to and keen to lead on innovation, developing robust care pathways and enhancing patient experience.

The service provides crisis support for the locality and provides urgent care, mental health assessments and home-based treatment. The service runs over a 24hr/7 day a week period and you will be rostered to work long days or nights, creating opportunities for a good work/life balance.

Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be a qualified and registered social worker. They should have experience in working in mental health. They will assess service users in a crisis with complex needs, develop robust care plans and ensure the service user continues their recovery journey. You will provide supervision to staff and mentor candidates through the ASYE programme.

We are seeking proactive and confident people who can adapt to changing situations and environments. You will be responsible for leading the team through the shift coordination role and will be expected to be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team, contributing to the service delivery.

This is an ideal opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, including triage taking, assessment and intervention. Within this role, there is a significant element of working closely with other agencies and the ability to develop good working relationships with others is essential.

Working for our organisation
We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you’ll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you’ll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see job description and person specification. Email either:- wojciech.swiderski@nhs.net or hcollins5@nhs.net for further details.

Person specification
Qualifications
Essential criteria

- Degree and current professional registration held with Social Work England
- Demonstrable experience of mentoring pre-registration students/supervising staff
- Post registration/graduate diploma or equivalent experience in related work area, to demonstrate specialist level of practice

Desirable criteria

- Leadership training/qualification/experience
- Evidence of CPD or experiential learning at an advanced level e.g. Post graduate/Masters level

Experience
Essential criteria

- Evidence of development of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
- Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the service area at specialist level

Desirable criteria

- Development of specialist/advanced level of professional/practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
- Leadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice

Knowledge
Essential criteria

- Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to the service area, e.g.
- Safeguarding, Mental Health Act, Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion, Liberty Protection - Safeguards and other relevant legislation.
- Full understanding/application of relevant practice/standards/audit within identified service area

Desirable criteria

- Evidence of project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrates a higher level of communication/planning/change that impacts within own area of work/responsibility

Personal Attributes
Essential criteria

- Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring
- Able to demonstrate effective communication skills

Desirable criteria

- Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
- Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedures in order to effectively lead and manage others

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Please note that if there is a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

This post will be subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period where applicable, further details would be included within any offer letter.

Where operationally feasible the Trust supports agile working, there is an expectation of attendance of 1 day per week at a Trust site as a minimum operationally. Unless specifically stated in the advert that a role will have home as the base of work, all roles will have the option to work from a Trust base if remote working is not for you.

If required for the post the ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport would be essential.

We will apply for a Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service for the successful candidate if this is required for the post. Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

IMPORTANT: Should your application be successfully shortlisted, you will be contacted to attend an interview electronically to the email address provided at the time of the application. It is important therefore, that you CHECK YOUR EMAILS/NHS JOBS ACCOUNT on a regular basis.

If you are not contacted by the Trust within six weeks of the closing date of the vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We would however like to thank you for the interest you have shown in the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.

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