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STaR Worker

Band 4

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 4
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
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Colne House 21 Upton Road watford WD18 0JP
Colne House
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum pro rata
25/03/2019 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

We have an exciting opportunities for new Support Time and Recovery Worker (STaR Worker) posts within Colne House Community Mental Health services in South West Hertfordshire.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working alongside Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social workers, Community Psychiatric Nurses and other allied health professionals. You will be delivering a tailored service to support people and achieve their recovery and life goals.

Do you want to be part of this exciting journey?
We are looking for people with a real keenness to make a positive contribution to improving the quality of life for people with mental health problems; People who can work consistently with empathy, compassion and patience to create innovative solutions to help empower service users.

You will need an NVQ Level 2/3 qualifications with two to three years of experience of providing mental health services within a team setting, which may be combined with personal lived experience of mental health difficulties. You will be skilled in engaging service users in effective treatment and who can support people across the whole spectrum of biological, psychological and social needs. You will support service users across a whole range of health and social care needs including housing, benefits and debt advice. You will need to be skilled in working with recovery based and collaborative approaches to care planning and delivery, working flexibly and creatively with people in order to achieve their individual goals. You will need to show us your ability to work unsupervised in a range of settings and form positive therapeutic relationships with service users and carers.

We will offer you a bespoke professional development plan with opportunities to specialise in the support of people with mental health problems. This will include development of motivational interviewing skills and skills in supporting people into work, training and education. You’ll be part of a motivated and skilled workforce, well supported by other professionals with access to on-going professional 1:1 and peer led supervision and training.

Car driver essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Angela Edmonds CMHS Manager or Jill Morrison Senior Social Worker on 01923 837000