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Band 6 Community Social Worker –South West Hertfordshire
We have an exciting opportunities for an experienced Social Worker to join us in delivering high quality community mental health care within the South West of Hertfordshire. Our services cover the localities of Three Rivers and Watford. We are a large multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team serving the needs of people within these diverse localities.
The area is well served with transport links to historic Hertfordshire and its glorious countryside as well as into London and beyond.
We have a vacancy due to the current post holder taking up a secondment opportunity in a senior role and would like to offer this opportunity to someone interested in working in the adult community setting for a period of time . The post is for an initial fixed period of 6 months, with a possibility of extending to 12 months. You will be joining an established Social Work team of 6 registered Social workers and an Senior Social Worker
You may be an experienced Social Worker already working in another area and seeking a change in direction in your career or be a Band 5 Social Worker with at least 12 months experience and wish to progress in your career.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, compassionate Social Worker 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.
An excellent 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, Connected Lives and Safeguarding. You will carry out interventions to a standard that ensures safe and effective care and complies with the HCPC code.
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 organisation
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Jill Morrison Job Title: Senior Social Worker Email Address: [email protected] Telephone Number: 01923 837000 Additional Contact Information
Jill Morrison Senior Social worker 07786 524524
Nina Gough Service Manager 07812 653091