Mental Health In-patient Social Worker
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC21829
  • Published: Wed 15/02/2023, 9:38 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 13/04/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,820 progressing to £37,261 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Stevenage , Hertfordshire

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Mental Health In-patient Social Worker

Job Title: Mental Health In-patient Social Worker
Location: East and North Older People Service's
Starting Salary: £33,820 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £37,261 per annum plus relocation package, £1,000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent 

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

Job Duties:

We have an exciting opportunity to join the East and North Herts Older People’s Service in a specialist role to support discharges from mental health in-patient units. 

Your role will be to work in a Multi-Disciplinary team to assess social care needs for individuals diagnosed with an Organic mental health condition.  You will have good knowledge of the Care Act and relevant legislation including the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act.  You will attend Care Programme Approach (CPA) meetings for individuals and attend multi-disciplinary meetings on the wards. 

We promote personalisation through our new assessment process focusing on the wellbeing of the individual and strength-based approach.  Through care planning we strive for increased independence, choice and control by offering personal budgets to enable people to direct their own support. 

We have bases at Farnham House, Stevenage and County Hall, Hertford however we encourage working flexibly with the benefit of a laptop and smart phone so that you have the option of working at home or at one of our touchdowns across the area.   

The post requires you to be a Registered Social Worker and essential car user.

Working for Hertfordshire County Council you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement plus paid bank holidays.  As a qualified Social Worker you also benefit from an additional 5 days paid annual leave pro rata.  We offer a comprehensive induction and training programme, career progression opportunities and Local Government Pension Scheme.

If you have any informal queries about this post please contact Sarah Mason via email on  

Applications will be considered as and when received. 

How to Apply

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