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Senior Social Worker

  • Location:

    Thatcham, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Vetro Nursing

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £35600 per annum

  • Contact:

    Adam Blanchard

  • Contact email:

    adam@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    absswthat_1579270260

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-16

  • Consultant:

    Adam Blanchard

i have an excellent opportunity for a Social Worker looking to take the next step in their career and become a Senior Social Worker or a current Senior, you will be working within a specialist hospital based in Thatcham providing care and support to adults within a Forensic setting.

Duties:

  • Undertaking assessments regarding current social circumstances and the impact of social issues on service users' mental health and recovery
  • Supporting service users in developing feasible plans for the future and working towards discharge
  • Completing reports for CPAs, Mental Health Tribunals and Managers Hearings
  • Taking a lead role within the multi-disciplinary teams on non-medical mental capacity issues and best interest decisions
  • Liaising with a host of external agencies to enable them to fulfil their statutory duties, for example MAPPA, Local Authority Social Services, Police and Probation
  • Supporting carers and families of detained service users
  • Providing supervision to junior colleagues
  • Delivering occasional safeguarding training

Requirements:

  • Have a good working knowledge of the relevant legislation
  • HCPC Registration
  • Have at least 2 years' experience of working in mental health
  • Be able to build effective working relationships with patients, their family members, and carers
  • Work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Understand and champion the social perspective on mental health.

Salary:

£35,600 working full time, 37.5 hours per week plus benefits and career progression opportunities.

** Please apply below with an up to date CV**