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Band 6 Specialist Community Forensic Worker - Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced RMN, OT or Social Worker to join our Team.

The Specialist Community Forensic Team is an expanding service that provides support and intervention to service users transitioning from secure care to the community.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, motivated and experienced mental health professional. You will need to have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in mental Health

This is an exciting post in an innovative developing service and we are aiming to develop a highly skilled team. There are training opportunities in a range of therapeutic skills and clinical tools, including DBT, TIC, HCR- 20 and Dundrum.

To find out more about the SCFT and this role please do contact us and speak to a member of the team.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will care coordinate a small caseload with support from an expert MDT. You will also have the opportunity to train and carry out the role of social supervisor and to jointly work with recovery teams.

You will also be able to develop your skills and expertise in providing specialist advice and consultation to other professionals.

We also offer specialist advice and guidance to mental health and other relevant services.

We are also committed to the development of a Co-production model with our service users and carers. Therefore they will be involved in the recruitment process.

About us

At Secure Services we strive to provide high quality care whilst fostering hope, empowerment and choice. Working with forensic patients requires outward thinking and innovative approaches from our staff whilst remaining committed to maintaining safety and security. We are currently working hard to develop and improve our services in secure and the development of this team is part of that. We are looking for staff who are motivated to be part of new initiatives and willing to help us take these services to the fore in the field of forensic services!

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake the full range of activities required to deliver ongoing comprehensive mental health assessment for service users with severe and enduring mental health needs living in the community and in a range of settings.

Please refer to the attached job description for further information.

Person Specification

Professional registration


  • Registration
  • Relevant qualification - RMN, OT, SW
  • Minimum 2 years MH experience


  • Community or forensic Mental health experience
  • Experience/ training in drug and alcohol services
  • Relevant training e.g. DBT, social supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Blackberry Hill Hospital

Manor Road


BS16 1EG

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