Hospital Social Worker - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a practicing social worker registered with Social work England? Do you have an interest in mental health and inpatient working?

If so this position might be perfect for you.

This role entails working across Gloucester and Cheltenham to cover Wotton lawn hospital, laurel house and Honeybourne units. It is a very Dynamic and important role which encourages solution finding and integrated multidisciplinary working to support the journey of WORKING AGE adults through admission and beyond discharge.

Hours per week FULL TIME-37.5 hrs per week - part-time and flexible working will be considered

Main duties of the job

To act as an inpatient social worker for working age acute/recovery inpatients admitted to Psychiatric hospitals across Gloucestershire.

The role will entail working to find solutions to complicated needs/troubles.

Working collaboratively with other professions and care sectors.

Ensuring clear communication is maintained and working efficiently to provide care.

Knowledge of the Care act, mental health and mental capacity act are essential to ensure that process and procedures are followed and safe and best outcomes are measured.

An expectation of this role will be to role model and or tutor juniors/students.

The Discharge Hub is a multidisciplinary team, consisting of Inpatient Social Workers, OT's, Support Workers, Peer Support Workers and Nurses. It is also part of the wider Patient Flow team, providing excellent working links with our colleagues supporting the physical health needs of the population of Gloucestershire.

The Trust aim to recruit and retain the best possible staff. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

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Person Specification



  • Suitable Qualification
  • Achieved Grade
  • Experience in social care
  • Knowledge of the trust


  • suitable qualification
  • B6 or Leadership experience
  • Knowlege of the Trust
  • Experience working in the trust



  • Experience with working age adult social care
  • Knowledge of mental health


  • Significant social care experience
  • knowledge of Adult mental health social care
  • Leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Wotton Lawn

Horton Road



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