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Social Worker

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

We are pleased to be able to offer this exciting opportunity join the S75 Social Care Service in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust provide this service on behalf Lincolnshire County Council through a partnership agreement under S75 National Health Service Act 2006.

The Social Work Service is embedded in the Community Mental Health Teams, but offers a distinct service with professional social work line management structure. Assessment, short term and long term social work interventions as well as support planning and reviews are all carried out in accordance with the Care Act 2014. Partnership working with health colleagues gives the opportunity for contributing to the provision of a specialist and integrated service for service users.

The service currently has a Social Worker post within the Social Care team, within the West team. The West team cover areas of Lincoln and Gainsborough.

The Post is advertised at Band 6, with opportunity to take up the post at Band 5 for newly qualified staff. For any successful candidate appointed at a Band 5, where applicable, ASYE will be offered and progression to Band 6 upon successful completion of this.

As a service we hold quarterly social work development days to assist with continued professional development. Peer supervision groups meet on a regular basis and one to one regular social work led management supervision will be provided

This post requires you to be able to travel around the areas above.

Main duties of the job

As a social worker you will develop your core skills towards becoming a more competent practitioner within a specialist service through the guidance of the National and Local competency frameworks

To participate in and provide management, leadership and supervision for more junior staff

To contribute positively to multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team work

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure evidence-based practice and research awareness is used as the foundation for the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of nursing care.

To engage with service users and their families/carers, developing therapeutic relationships, and providing evidence-based, psychosocial interventions in a variety of settings'

Act as care co-ordinator for an agreed number of service users, adopting the team approach to provide interventions to other service users, families/carers as appropriate.

Assess complex health and well being needs, develop, monitor and review care plans to meet specific needs.

Undertake initial and ongoing risk assessments, utilising standardized tools, in order to develop accurate and appropriate risk management plans and intervention, highlighting service user strengths, and positive risk options.

Undertake or facilitate Carer's appraisal of need as appropriate.

Develop and co-ordinate integrated team working with team, and other agencies involved in the care of the individual, their families/carers.

Promote service user and carer involvement; ensuring choices are embedded into the philosophy of care.

Empower people to address specific needs in relation to health and well being, and enable individuals to become expert in managing their condition.

Ensure social work perspectives and values are supported and represented within the multidisciplinary approach.

Keep up to date with current practices and issues in Mental Health and Social Work.

The post holder will be expected to undertake Approved Mental Health Professional Training, if not already qualified as such.

To act as a Approved Mental Health Professional (If qualified) in accordance with Trusts procedures.

Person Specification



  • Social Work Qualification, eg: C.S.S., C.Q.S.W., Dip/SW, Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification in Social Work.
  • Currently registered with HCPC
  • Willingness to undertake Approved Mental Health Professional training and work.
  • Willingness to undertake Practice teacher training and work.
  • PQ Consolidation module or equivalent.


  • Approved Mental Health Professional
  • Management/Leadership training



  • Post-qualifying experience in mental health
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and legislation relating to mental health
  • Experience in carrying out comprehensive mental health and risk assessments and providing subsequent psychosocial interventions
  • Experience of own caseload management
  • Experience of supervision and training of junior, learners and unqualified staff

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