Baldock Manor Rehabilitation Hospital

SOCIAL WORKER

Salary/Rate: £28,000 – £32,5008.00 per annum
Work Hours: Full-time (40 hours) per week
(usually, Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm but Social Workers are required to agree a flexible hours contract to facilitate the delivery of service at evenings and weekends)

Location: Baldock Manor Hospital, Hertfordshire


Nouvita is currently looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Social Worker to work full time within Baldock Manor Hospital. The ideal candidate will possess a knowledge of social work practice in Adult-Mental Health in-patient services and be registered with the HCPC.

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
  • Professional qualification in Social work - DipSW, CCS, CQSW Degree in Social Work or equivalent
  • Professional registration with HCPC
  • Willingness to train as an AMHP
  • To complete AMHP functions when qualified.
Desirable:
  • Practice teacher award or willingness to train
  VALUES AND ETHICS - Apply social work ethical principles and values to guide professional practice
  • Good knowledge of the profession’s Standards of Conduct Performance and Ethics
  • Ability to understand and apply the profession’s ethical principles to workplace and caseload decisions
  • Ability to promote the principles of recovery self-determination and personalisation in practice
  KNOWLEDGE - Apply knowledge of social sciences, law and social work practice theory
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policy guidance applying to adult social care and to mental health, including Mental Health Act 1983 (2007), Mental Capacity Act 2005, Care Act 2014, Carers legislation and Adult Safeguarding Policy
  • Good understanding of the principles and operation of an integrated mental health service
  • Good knowledge of models and types of mental disorder and treatment
  DIVERSITY - Recognise diversity and apply anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive principles in practice
  • Good knowledge of anti-discriminatory practice, theories of empowerment and their application and the ability to critically appraise these
  • Ability and willingness to challenge discriminatory or oppressive practice
  CONTEXTS AND ORGANISATIONS - Engage with, inform, and adapt to changing contexts that shape practice. Operate effectively within own organisational frameworks and contribute to the development of services and organisations. Operate effectively within multi-agency and inter-professional settings
  • Good knowledge & understanding of multi-disciplinary working in a mental health setting
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Social Work role
  • Able to work cooperatively in a multidisciplinary setting, taking a lead role in some specified areas
  • Able to use IT systems (Word, Excel. Outlook), able to make entries on a database
  INTERVENTION AND SKILLS - Use judgement and authority to intervene with individuals, families and communities to promote independence, provide support and prevent harm, neglect and abuse Intervention and Skills
  • Good knowledge of adult safeguarding principles, and experience of safeguarding systems, willing to train to take lead role in safeguarding investigations
  • Good assessment and care planning skills and ability to apply these to more complex cases; able to review existing care packages to achieve maximum possible service user independence and cost effective solutions
  • Ability to communicate clearly with Service Users and service providers, Carers and colleagues; able to negotiate with service providers
  • Ability to form and maintain therapeutic relationships through periods of disagreement
  • Ability to write clear concise reports
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Understanding of the importance of quality assurance systems and data collection
  RIGHTS, JUSTICE AND ECONOMIC WELLBEING - Advance human rights and promote social justice and economic wellbeing
  • Knowledge of the principles of human rights and the Human Rights Act 2000 and how these affect social work practice
  • Good ability to work with people using the principles of personalisation and recovery in complex situations involving risk
  CRITICAL REFLECTION AND ANALYSIS - Apply critical reflection and analysis to inform and provide a rationale for professional decision-making
  • Knowledge of the principles of critical thinking and how to integrate multiple sources of knowledge and evidence
  • Able to work independently; able to provide supervision to unqualified staff
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  PROFESSIONALISM - Identify and behave as a professional social worker, committed to professional development
  • Ability to manage own workload and time management skills
  • Able to work independently; able to provide supervision to unqualified staff and newly qualified social work staff
  PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP - Take responsibility for the professional learning and development of others through supervision, mentoring, assessing, research, teaching, leadership and management
  • Ability to contribute to changing work environment
  MISCELLANEOUS
  • Able to travel independently
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