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senior practitioner social worker

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
rochford/colchester
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As a Senior Social Work Practitioner you will be required to provide a service for young people in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Inpatient Unit. Senior social worker for the service will supervise social workers in the service working across Rochford Hospital site and ST Aubyn Centre Colchester site. You may need to travel at times between sites. Working alongside inpatient staff, the post holder will liaise with other agencies, both within Essex and outside, to ensure that young people and their families/carers receive the best possible support and care in relation to their mental health problems.

Main duties of the job

Manage care, plan, support and review care needs in line with policy, procedures and legislation.

To ensure where appropriate that service users are referred for suitable follow-up care.

Be actively involved in developing of transitional assessments as required by the Care Act.

To be conversant with the Children Act, the Care Act and the Mental Health Act and be able to work with this legislation to maximise safe and effective care planning.

To develop knowledge of resources and services in local communities

To develop links with local authorities and ICB's to develop smooth transition planning both with and outside local area.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Manage care, plan, support and review care needs in line with policy, procedures and legislation.

To ensure where appropriate that service users are referred for suitable follow-up care.

Be actively involved in developing of transitional assessments as required by the Care Act.

To be conversant with the Children Act, the Care Act and the Mental Health Act and be able to work with this legislation to maximise safe and effective care planning.

Support in the development of effective transition from children to adult services. Offer joint training with partner agencies to staff in EPUT to support transition planning. To promote a recovery and strengths based approach focussing on the well-being of each young person or carer planning care around individual needs, wishes and outcomes, as per the Children and Families Act and the Care Act (2014). To understand and utilise Health and Social Care commissioned services, demonstrating an understanding of eligibility under The Care Act and working in collaboration with nursing and other health care colleagues to ensure the appropriate and timely presentation of cases to panel, and the robust reviewing of placements to ensure effective and efficient use of resources, and recovery based delivery of services.

To develop knowledge of resources and services in local communities

To develop links with local authorities and ICBs to develop smooth transition planning both with and outside local area.

Establish therapeutic relationships with service users, their families and carers. Maintain client centred approach balanced with need to manage risk of harm or deterioration.

Enable individuals families and carers to address issues which affect their health and social well-being.

Statutory responsibility for the assessment of carers (including young carers) needs and the formulation of a carers care plan in conjunction with the carers support workers.

Prepare and present clear, assessment and other reports as necessary to set out the basis of decisions made in respect of service users. Maintain all records to a high standard in accordance with relevant legislation, policy and procedures. Provide information, written assessments, reports and statements to support other service professionals, managers and agencies in making decisions related to care. Provide specialist reports to Mental Health Review Tribunals for service users subject to the Mental Health Act.

Person Specification

essential driver

Essential

  • Be able to drive


essential

Essential

  • social work registration
  • experience working with children


Desirable

  • previous experience working with children
  • social work registration


Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

essex

rochford/colchester

SS41RB

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364-A-7714

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