Senior Mental Health Social Worker - Veterans Support Service

St Andrew's Healthcare
East Midlands or East of England
Competitive salary
10 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Senior Mental Health Social Worker

Veterans' Mental Health Complex Treatment Service

Location:East of England or East Midlands

Permanent role

Career Level B / Professional

Salary£34,750 - £40,100dependent on experience

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours a week

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Worker who has successfully completed their ASYE and is ready to help us further develop and deliver the social work needs in our Veterans' Mental Health Complex Treatment Service, which forms part of the Veteran Mental Health Pathway (Op Courage) in the East Midlands and East of England. If you are an experienced and proactive Mental Health Social Worker with excellent communication skills, who would be excited about the opportunity to be a key part of this evolving service and to be part of a dynamic, supportive, passionate and highly skilled team, we would love to hear from you.

St Andrew's Community Partnerships Service

Our service specialises in developing and delivering community based services for St Andrew's, which is a mental health charity. We currently offer a range of services including, a busy private therapy clinic, an Expert Witness Service, Diagnostic Assessment Clinics (ADHD, ASD & ADHD), Assertive Transition Service, Criminal Justice Service in London. We also provide case consultation and reflective practice as well as running teaching sessions at schools, universities, care homes and local businesses on a variety of topics including mindfulness and stress management.

The Complex Treatment Service is a psychology-led service and has been operating since 2018 as part of the wider veteran mental health pathway in England. The service provides assessment and psychological treatment for military veterans with service attributable complex mental health issues including trauma, depression, anxiety and substance misuse. We are therefore looking for a Senior Social Worker with significant experience in working with complex mental health needs and who has a passion for working with Veterans to help them transition successfully into civilian life after service, who can utilise social perceptive and theoretical perspectives to enhance and develop the clients recovery. Previous experience working with this client group or knowledge of veterans would be an advantage.

The Role

Your job will be a key part of the multi-disciplinary team in helping to develop a service that is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of Veteran's living in the East Midlands and East of England. You will be working in close collaboration with our multidisciplinary team to expand and develop the delivery of Social Work interventions across the geography. The post would suit someone with an interest in family work and social stabilisation, and in supporting the delivery of a range of therapeutic interventions. You will have a good grounding and level of experience in statutory social work roles and a focus on promoting independence and recovery. The team take a collaborative approach to working together with the veteran and any other agencies involved to provide an individualised approach to care and support. This role will support the overall team but more specifically, the Clinical Liaison Nurse (CLN) who will identify which Veteran's on their caseload require this support in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team. Case supervision will be provided by the Clinical Lead whilst professional supervision will be provided within the Charity. Experience of supervising other Social Work colleagues would be welcomed.

Due to the team being based across the East Midlands and East of England you will be willing to travel dependent on service need and you will be able to claim mileage for these journeys. The service has the capacity to offer support to veterans remotely and so willingness to offer advice and support via telephone and video is also key. In return, you will also benefit from being able to work from home when service need allows. Due to the vast geographical area the service covers, a full driver's license is essential for the role, along with the ability to travel to the main service base in Northampton.

Due to the pioneering nature of this service, there will be opportunities for service development including co-production with service users and an interest and enthusiasm in these areas is desired.


We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 35 days holiday, sickness policy on par with NHS, life cover, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers and opportunities for research, teaching and continuing professional development. There are also training opportunities for Social Workers working within the charity to ensure that CPD expectations for ongoing registration with SWE can be maintained. There will be opportunities to train and undertake the role of Practice Educator. You will receive clinical supervision from an experienced Social Worker in addition to your management supervision.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Mel Coxall, Clinical Lead on 01604 616305 or via email: or Operational Lead, Tony Griffiths on 01604 616267 or via email:; or James Farrelly, Senior Recruiter on 01604616624 or via email:

Closing date - 25th April 2021

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