Lead Forensic Social Worker

Recruiter
Elysium Healthcare
Location
Thatcham
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
05 Apr 2021
Closes
14 Apr 2021
Ref
J265-2141
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
If you are an experienced Forensic Social Worker looking to join a company that values and recognises you, then join the team at Thornford Park Hospital and help people develop new skills and build a brighter future.

You will provide strong and robust social work leadership as you work 37.5 hours a week at Thornford Park Hospital; a 130 bedded independent hospital that supports service users that require medium and low secure Forensic Mental Health Services. In addition to these services, there is also a PICU Mental Health Service.

With experience from the NHS and/or private sector, you will have a background within an inpatient hospital setting as a senior clinician. This will see you manage a complex caseload of those who are detained under the Mental Health Act.

You will be responsible for completing CPA reports, Mental Health Tribunals and Managers Hearings, and for assessing service users current social circumstances, analysing the impact on their mental health and providing support in developing feasible plans for their future.

As a senior member of the team, you will lead and promote children and adult safeguarding, which will see you maintain relationships with statutory external stakeholders and design and deliver training and supervisions.

With a variety of care settings at Thornford Park, you'll enjoy endless training opportunities that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations

Our Senior Social Worker role involves:
  • Taking a lead role within the multidisciplinary 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 service users

To be successful as a Senior Social Worker you'll:
  • Be registered with the HCPC
  • CQSW or CSS or Dip SW or Degree in Social Work
  • Deal with multiple issues simultaneously in a highly dynamic environment
  • Have knowledge of legislative frameworks
  • Be proactive and creative
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have the ability to undertake audits

What you will get:
  • A very competitive annual salary
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure

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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.

UK Registration

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