Forensic Social Worker

Recruiter
Elysium Healthcare
Location
Milton Keynes
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
17 Jun 2021
Closes
26 Jun 2021
Ref
J265-2461
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
As a Forensic Social Worker, you are the reason why lives change for the better as you help some of the most vulnerable people gain a brighter future.

Working 37.5 hours a week alongside the multidisciplinary team at Chadwick Lodge, where you will provide care for adult patients 18+ with a forensic background and enduring mental health illnesses such as personality disorder, substance misuse issues and behaviours that challenge.

You will be working in an environment where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and CPD, where you will have continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.

With previous experience from the NHS or private care, you will manage a complex caseload where you will be responsible for social care assessments, risk assessments, facilitate group activities, and will contribute to ICR meetings, supporting service users to make viable plans for their future.

You will build individual rapports to support people to engage in their treatment plans and to build a brighter future. You will collate information relating to service users and their care plans.

A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

Your responsibilities:
  • Complete comprehensive social care assessments and reports as required from the pre-admission to discharge stage
  • Liaising with the home authorities at the point of admission and maintaining this liaison function through to discharge stage
  • Collaborating with the home authorities and service users to support families in the decision making/care planning process
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals, appeals to MH Act Independent Hospital Managers and attending hearings

To be successful in this role, you'll need:
  • Good working knowledge of the relevant legislation
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • To be registered with the HCPC
  • CQSW or CSS or Dip SW or Degree in Social Work
  • Understand and champion the social perspective on mental health

For more details or to discuss the role further, please contact Grace Nyandoro - 07766 426 723 /grace.nyandoro@elysiumhealthcare.co.uk

What you will get:
  • Annual salary of £27,540
  • 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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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