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Social Worker - Supported Accommodation Service - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Social Worker to be part of developing the Supported Accommodation Service. This role is open to newly qualified social workers and will include support to complete your ASYE.

The Supported Accommodation team currently contracts approximately 100 placements with private providers for individuals with a Mental Health diagnosis. The team work with inpatient wards and community teams to process referrals and manage placements.

The team is currently working closely with commissioners and Social Care colleagues to develop alternative housing options and support arrangements. Part of this project will be looking at service user engagement and how this information informs future service development as well as assessments to establish ongoing needs.

We are seeking a motivated, self-directed and innovative individual to join this enthusiastic, and creative team. We'd like to develop this service to build on what we have achieved so far and want to find somebody who can add to this with their ideas and experience.

Main duties of the job

The role will entail assessment, support planning and review of social care packages in robust and timely manner, in accordance with The Care Act 2014 requirements.

The post holder will:
  • work with allocated individuals who have social care needs and serious and enduring mental health difficulties.
  • develop and provide social care/health evidence-based interventions for individuals of working age with mental health problems who are placed with the Supported Accommodation Service
  • ensure a clear focus on recovery and social inclusion.
  • support and supervise both registered and non-registered staff in delivering care.

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

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

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.

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

We provide a Multi-professional preceptorship programme that is aligned to the National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing and have been awarded the Interim quality mark from NHS England. Our programme is provided to all Newly Qualified Nurses, Nursing Associates, Internationally Educated Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Return to Practice Practitioners. In addition to the programme we also offer all preceptees the opportunity of enrolling and completing the level 7 (Masters) 15 credit validated module Preceptorship for Healthcare (AP7026).

Newly qualified Social Workers are offered the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (ASYE) which is similar to a preceptorship programme.

Person Specification



  • Social Work qualification
  • Registered with Social Work England


  • Some evidence of continuing professional development at degree level as above.
  • Assessed and Supported Year in Employment or experience of previous Social Work experience



  • Some experience of working with adults with enduring mental health problems
  • Sound knowledge of the Recovery model and principles of social inclusion.
  • A sound knowledge of current legislation framework in reference to The Care Act 2014 eg eligibility/MCA/Safeguarding.
  • To have a working knowledge of the management in the community of severe and enduring mental illness.
  • Competent in the Care Programme Approach and associated countywide risk procedures.


  • Experience of mentoring social work students.
  • Experience of using psycho-social interventions.

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust



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