Up to £38760 per annum
6 days ago
I have a new and exciting opportunity for a Lead Social Worker to work within a specialist hospital based in Warrington, Cheshire. The hospital provides ABI, Autism & Deaf care services to adults in secure care from a forensic perspective.
About the role:
- As a Lead Social Worker, you will be an integral member of the multidisciplinary team where you will be responsible for assessing the social care need of service users in secure care from a forensic perspective.
- You will be a principle provider of a quality Social Work Service to address those needs as outlined in care plans.
- You will work alongside the the team to provide care and support people who have complex mental health needs and who offend.
- You will also be expected to supervise Social Workers and contribute to the development work in the department whilst taking the lead in promoting anti-discriminatory practice in a way that links the service user individual circumstances to the broader, social, political-legal and cultural context (with relevance to care plan).
- Undertake a comprehensive assessment of the patients social care needs with supervision.
- To ensure an accurate holistic and up to date social history is available for each patient, which offers formulations and recommendations.
- When it is part of an agreed care plan focused casework with individual patients using a range of interventions.
- With the patient's permission initiate visit and maintain contact with patients families, carers and/or significant others offering support, information and where relevant to the care plan joint family and patient sessions which are enabling.
- To take a leading roe in promoting anti-discriminatory practice in a way that links the patient individual circumstances to the broader, social, political legal and cultural context (with relevance to care plan).
- To liaise with Social Services Departments to ensure that reports and attendance by a representative are available for Mental Health Reviews Tribunals. Where necessary, prepare reports and attend hearings in collaboration with Social Services Departments.
£38,760 working full time, 37.5 hours per week plus extensive benefits and career progression opportunities.
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