Social Worker (Eating Disorders) - Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Approved Mental Health Professional / Specialist Mental Health Social Worker - Band 7

Community Mental Health - Eating Disorders Pathway

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to work within a dedicated, mental health, community eating disorder pathway, whilst supporting the current Transformation programme across secondary mental health care services within Coventry and Warwickshire, following substantial new investment.

We are excited by this service development and the opportunity it provides to improve patient care, reduce the need for inpatient treatment and contribute to the development of innovative interventions. The expansion of services will provide clinicians with an opportunity to shape clinical developments and evaluate new ways of working in the field part of a well-established but expanding multidisciplinary team.

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Main duties of the job

This opportunity will utilise the specialism of Social Work and social interventions to work within a framework of empowering and enabling, whilst maximising independence and adhering to recovery focused outcomes.

The successful applicant will be required to provide highly specialist social assessments and interventions, which are evidenced based with a comprehensive knowledge of relevant social care models.

Working in conjunction with team leads, service lead, and professional leadership, there will be an opportunity to focus on social interventions, areas of quality, service improvement, innovation, and research.

The post holder will be expected to support and promote a set of values that maximise the potential of individuals by promoting their recovery with the aim of reducing social exclusion, stigma and the potentially disabling effects of severe mental illness. Therefore, this role will primarily focus on using social interventions.

The post holders will offer a range of, outcome focussed, highly specialist social interventions which will encourage positive risk taking and require working creatively, whilst providing recovery focussed care planning and achieving person centred recovery outcomes.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

In Coventry and Warwickshire, we are always seeking to be the best. Our Community Mental Health Transformation Programme means that we are seeking new and innovative ways to improve the services we deliver in a more holistic, person-centred way, which treats both physical and mental health.

This means we have a number of exciting new jobs and vacancies. Come and join our expanding team at this time of growth and investment in our staff and our services. You'll have an opportunity to contribute to the transformation as you and your career develop with us.

Importantly, we are pioneering co-design and co-production of our services with those who have lived experience of mental health care (Experts by Experience). The service will be fully integrated with local services, including Primary Care Networks, employment and housing services, VCSE local organisations and Social Support services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The community mental health eating disorder pathway is a dynamic, innovative, and evidence-based approach developed as part of mental health transformation project, which will sit alongside existing community mental health services to enhance independence, recovery and promote co-produced services.

This new service and pathway will significantly increase the capacity to provide timely assessment, treatment and support.

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic people to join us in developing world class services for the residents of Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Transformation of Community Mental Health services will allow us to:
  • Move away from diagnosis-based care
  • Remove barriers to care
  • Develop and harness VCSE partnerships and new ways of working
  • Expand our fabulous team of peer support workers roles
  • Expand collection of outcome measures
  • Increase early intervention
  • Address health inequalities and improving access and outcomes for BAME and LGBTQ

We strive to support you in an exciting and rewarding career pathway and regular Professional support will be provided by both the Head of Service and Leads within Social Care with much opportunity for training and continued professional development.

As an AMHP you will have regular professional supervision and access to Continued Professional Development, Legal Update Training and AMHP Forums.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • Dip SW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent (AMHP or willingness to undertake)
  • Training in working with people who are living with eating disorders or who have experienced trauma
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Highly developed knowledge and expertise of mental health / eating disorders (assessment) acquired through a combination of in-depth experience and/or formal study.
  • Specialist knowledge across a range of procedures and theory
  • Relevant training and experience specialist short courses e.g., STORM



  • Substantial experience in a Mental health care setting
  • Developed specialist knowledge gained within a similar environment over a considerable period
  • Recent experience working as an autonomous practitioner often in situations where the post-holder is the only professional involved
  • Significant experience of undertaking assessment, formulation, risk assessment and positive risk management



  • Must have full driving licence and access to a motor vehicle for business use

Knowledge and skills


  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply understanding of policies and procedures
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply understanding of Equal Opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply understanding of confidentiality

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Tile Hill Health Centre

Jardine Crescent



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