Social Worker - Community Rehabilitation

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bognor Regis
£32,306 to £39,027 a year PA
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An excellent opportunity has become available for a highly motivated and passionate Social Worker to join the new West Sussex Community Rehabilitation Service based at the Bognor Regis Hub. Applicants will specialise in supporting service users who have experienced complex psychosis, treatment resistant psychosis, or a related significant mental illness as described within the NICE guidelines for Rehabilitation. The successful candidate will contribute towards the development of evidence based and recovery focused interventions to maximise an individual's independence and enable people to lead fulfilling lives.

The service will operate over 7-days, with weekend cover being arranged via a rota system. Whilst advertising for full time positions, we also welcome applications from those seeking part time hours and are open to discussing flexible working requirements to ensure we best support both the recruitment and future retention of our staff.

Main duties of the job

The Community Rehabilitation Service is a new, exciting and innovative service in West Sussex. You will hold a small caseload of service users who are cared for within a recovery focused model of care as part of a wider MDT. We welcome applications from enthusiastic, self-motivated, and recovery focused practitioners who value multi-disciplinary team work. Experience in psychosocial interventions, family work and/or substance misuse would be advantageous.

In line with our Trust value of 'People First', evidence shows that people who are treated in the community and in the least restrictive way have better outcomes. In this role you will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team, to help us to provide this opportunity for the communities of West Sussex in line with national agendas of 'Getting It Right First Time' to have access to a whole system approach to recovery from mental ill health, maximising an individual's quality of life and social inclusion.

About us

Over the next five years, community mental health services are going to be undergoing a real transformation and you could be part of these exciting developments. Our community mental health teams will become part of a much more integrated network of services and our mental health clinicians will be central in driving the changes, in close partnership with our primary and third sector colleagues.

At Sussex Partnership we recognise that we get the best outcomes for our service usersif we draw on the strengths of all the professions within our multidisciplinary teams to enable them to use their specific training and unique professional perspectives. As a Social Worker within West Sussex Community Rehabilitation Services you will have access to social work networks and peer support. We are committed to continued professional development, and you will receive high quality supervision, support and opportunities for training to further develop your skills and experience. We are a training team and would be looking for you to actively support & develop our learners & student social workers.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Job description Job responsibilities

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment; the people we employ are at the heart of making this vision a reality. If you've got the passion, the belief, the drive and the talent to help us achieve our vision then we would like to hear from you.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Occupational Therapist, Registered Mental Health Nurse with current registration or Social Worker
  • Completion of Mentorship Course
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Experience of working alongside people withcomplex health problems in the designated caregroup
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinicalinterventions to people in the designated care groupwith a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively withprofessionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessmentsincluding risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and acrossvarious statutory and non statutory teams andagencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Understanding of clinical governance

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