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ASYE Band 5 Social Worker

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Social Work
band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£23,023 - £29, 608 per annum
28/03/2019 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.

Join Our Community Team!

You may be a newly Qualified Social Worker seeking your first position in mental health or a Social Worker with some experience who is looking to enhance their knowledge and skill in mental health working.

We have exciting opportunities for Social Workers to join us in delivering high quality community mental health care within the South West of Hertfordshire. Our services covers across the localities of Watford and Three Rivers. We are seeking to appoint 2 Band 5 Community Social Workers to join the team of social work staff working as part of the Watford Adult Community Mental Health Service.

The Adult Community Mental Health team is a large and busy team providing care and support to Adults of working age who are experiencing mental health difficulties that are impacting on their lives and daily functioning. The service operates Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

You will be based in Watford which is well served with transport links to historic Hertfordshire and its glorious countryside as well as into London and beyond.

We are seeking enthusiastic, compassionate Social Workers who hold a strong belief in recovery for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Our Community Mental Health Social Workers hold a caseload and undertake the role of care coordinator for those with varied complex mental health and social care needs.

You will also provide assessment and specific interventions to meet the needs of service users, their carers and families. It is expected that you will be a flexible practitioner who enjoys new challenges in meeting the developing needs of the service and our service users.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to work well within a team, prioritise and manage own workload and display initiative whilst maintaining a positive, professional and calm approach. An interest and understanding of the issues people with mental health needs may experience is essential for this post as is a good understanding of Care Programme Approach, Care Management and Safeguarding. As newly qualified Social Worker we will support you through completing the ASYE programme.

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 organization

We can offer you a competitive salary, staff benefits package and excellent career development and training that comes from working for Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust . This post attracts both High Cost Area Allowance and In addition to this you will receive a payment of £3,500* as a Golden Hello for joining our Trust. T&C’s apply, new employees only.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Contact Jill Morrison Senior Social worker or Phyllis Kumnipah Team Leader on 01923 837000