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Support Time & Recovery (STaR) Worker

Band 3

Main area
Adult MH
Band 3
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (worked across 7 days)
Job ref
Colne House
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata +5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,066 and a maximum payment of £1,845
Salary period
27/09/2021 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 are seeking to recruit a Support Time and Recovery worker to join our  service supporting adults with mental health problems in Watford and Three Rivers. You do not need to have had previous experience working in a mental health setting but you will need a passion and enthusiasm to work as part of a team .  

The post holder will be joining our  team of STaR worker working  closely with the Multidisciplinary team comprising of Nurses, Social Workers , Occupational Therapists , Psychiatrists, and Psychologists to support service-users, using the Support Time and Recovery Model to help them move through the care pathway.


As a  STAR worker your role will be to support service-users providing time limited focused practical and emotional support  under the supervision of a senior staff member.


This role involves visiting people within and outside Hertfordshire; therefore it is essential that you have access to transport. .


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 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. 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.


At HPFT our staff are our most important resource and we offer: a thorough induction to your role and team, regular, good quality supervision, and 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 organization


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





Trust IDMenopause Friendly EmployerMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Jill Morrison
Job title
Senior Social Worker
Email address
Telephone number
07786 524524
Additional information

Jill Morrison Senior Social Worker 01923 837000