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Social Worker - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

We are very excited to be able to offer a Social Worker post within the Tewkesbury Recovery Team. The post is part time, days/ hours can be negotiated and we are seeking an experienced Social Worker. The post would be based at Avon House, a community base for the recovery and other community teams to enable lots of helpful information/ skills/ knowledge sharing and positive interface working. The post would mainly involve working in and around Cheltenham & Tewkesbury.

The Tewkesbury Team is a friendly, welcoming and dynamic team providing secondary care services to adults of working age, their families and significant others, to provide the best possible outcomes for people experiencing severe mental illness, with complex mental health needs. The aim of the team is to work in line with the principles of Recovery and Social Inclusion. We strive to ensure that locality services represent excellent quality, (safe and a positive experience) and good value, (efficient and effective).

This is an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker who has some experience of working with adults of Working Age and caring for individuals with Enduring Mental Health problems.

Main duties of the job

The post will include care coordinating a designated caseload, working within CPA Policy and associated countywide risk procedures, travelling independently, use of IT skills and a working knowledge of legislation regarding safeguarding vulnerable adults, the MHA and MCA.

Social Work Specific:
  • Arranging the provision or purchase of services to meet the assessed needs of individuals and their carers in more complex cases, whether within Gloucestershire or at a distance and to reassess in line with Care Act requirements.
  • Undertake the statutory strengths based assessments to facilitate personalised provision of care and support.
  • Working in accordance with statutory and legal requirements and offering specialist knowledge and consultation to the team on the Care Act, Mental Health Act, Human Rights Act, Housing Act and a range of social care policy issues including appropriate adult and property protection.
  • Social Work provision within GHC Trust is currently undergoing service development to strengthen the Social Care management and service provision whilst maintaining integration alongside the development of a new Social Care Hub.

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.

Person Specification



  • Social Work qualification registered with the appropriate professional body (Social Work England).
  • Evidence of Assessed and Supported Year in Employment or Completion of preceptorship programme if less than 1 year experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Approved Mental Health Professional
  • Evidence of formal post registration learning



  • Experience of working with Adults with enduring mental health problems. A sound evidenced based working knowledge of the management in the community of severe and enduring mental illness
  • Working knowledge of Early Intervention, Primary Care, Recovery, Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment (CRHT) approach and social inclusion
  • Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Avon House

Green Lane Industrial Estate


GL20 8SJ

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