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Social Worker

Company: Humber NHS Foundation Trust    Location: Kingston upon Hull
An exciting opportunity has arisen for qualified social workers at Humber NHS FT.

Humber NHS has recently expanded its workforce to include social workers and social care staff to support a personalised, preventative approach to mental health needs which promotes recovery and social inclusion.

Mental Health Services at the Trust are currently undergoing a transformation and social workers have a key role in contributing to the changes which will lead to a more locally based provision working closely with local health services and communities in Hull.

The Trust is keen to develop close working with local GP services and support the improvement of general health for people with severe and complex mental health problems.

Humber NHS FT is committed to providing conditions for quality social work to flourish by having in place strong operational management of social work practice, professional leadership and opportunities for career advancement and continuing professional development.

You would be part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of a range of professionals and access to professional support and supervision. As a member of the team you will be expected to contribute a view which counterbalances clinical models of mental illness and using your professional skills in partnership with others with a focus on human rights and safeguarding.

You will have a good knowledge and understanding of a range of mental health and Care Act legislation and promote the principles of well-being set out in the Care Act.

As a Band 5 you will have recently qualified, be HCPC registered and willing to undertake the ASYE programme. You will provide a social work service and discharge statutory social care functions on behalf of HFT as set out in the job description.

You will provide a social work service in line with legislative requirements, policy and professional practice and may deputise for the team manager as required.

The successful applicant needs to have the ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport is essential.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have previous experience and training for this post or be willing to work towards obtaining appropriate qualification/experience. The successful candidate will be put on the appropriate salary pay point based on their previous experience in the role or similar role. If you do not have appropriate training we are open to developing staff. You will be encouraged in your professional development.

Please note that if there is a high volume of applications received we reserve the right to close this advert one week after opening.

For informal enquires or to arrange a visit, please contact Paul Sullivan , Team Leader on 01482 303740 . Please do not ring this number for application packages.

The ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport is essential.

You will also be asked to prove your Right to Work in the UK and complete identification checks.

Please note, you will be charged for a Disclosure & Barring check if appropriate to the role.

Humber NHS Foundation Trust is positive about receiving applications from people with personal experience of mental illness and has mechanisms in place to support and guide potential job applicants. Please see Positive Assets link below for more information. Humber NHS Foundation Trust are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, the Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves.

Humber NHS Foundation Trust operates a strict process regarding the advertising of vacancies, details of which may only be reproduced with the written permission of the person authorised by the Trust to place the advert. Any orders obtained via unsolicited routes (including individuals not so authorised) will not be paid and the circumstances will be reported to the Trusts Local Counter Fraud Specialist.

Please Note:
  • If you are successfully shortlisted we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from. Please ensure you check your emails regularly.
  • Successful applicants will be able to express their interest in obtaining an additional bank post.
All posts are restricted to Humber NHS Foundation Trust At Risk employees in the first instance, followed by those affected by change who are currently employed within the organisation. If the post has not been appointed to external applicants will be considered.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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