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Social Worker

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a social worker looking for a new challenge?

Would you like to review care and mental health needs of patients in high-cost placements?

Do you have a passion for safeguarding?

Are you a whizz at report writing for tribunals and funding applications? (if not we can help with learning)

Are you passionate that patients should have access to social care and enjoy care planning to help patients with their recovery journey?

Yes to the above? Apply to join our lovely team!

The Meadows CMHT is a busy, supportive environment which is caring to staff and keen to allow and bring new and positive change -- we welcome bright new ideas. It is a dynamic multi-disciplinary team which provides care coordination and recovery focused care for individuals with complex and challenging mental health needs.

Would you like join a team where your voice will be heard as we continue our transformation programme to provide a holistic approach to physical and mental health wellbeing for our patients, their carers and families?

Would you like to join a trust that invest in its staff with additional training and fully funded leadership and management qualifications to ensure that your career stays on track? We have achieved funding for social workers to progress their career with university courses. We support staff in clinical practice, and this includes having a team of Practice Educators to support and guide staff as they work alongside them, we have regular learning events with our practice educator.

Main duties of the job

To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team supporting the assessment and care planning for our service users.

To act as care co-ordinator to an agreed caseload of service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

To undertake ongoing review, review of high cost placements, treatment and evaluation for service users known to the service.

To be a safeguarding lead in the CMHT. Seeking support and advice from the SHFT safeguarding team.

Support the transformation of the team to deliver local evidence based care.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Mental Health Practitioner or O.T.
  • Computer skills

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Bridge Centre

New Road



RG21 7PJ

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