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Forensic Social Worker

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Social Work Practitioner at Arnold Lodge. The Social Work Team which consists of three Social Work Practitioners and a Social Work Team Manager.

Arnold Lodge is a Regional Secure Unit in Humberstone, Leicester, which provides care and treatment for 102 mentally disordered offenders, both men and women. All of the patients are detained under the Mental Health Act in conditions of medium security. Arnold Lodge is part of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust which is one of the country's leading integrated healthcare providers.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated, dynamic and resilient Social Worker with excellent communication and report writing skills. The successful candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team in order to provide a high quality social care service to a designated group of patients. You will be expected to work in partnership with patients and their carers, as well as with external agencies.

Main duties of the job

To contribute to the provision of a high quality social work service to a diverse patient population to include initial assessment, risk assessment and care planning, in conjunction with other members of the multi-professional team under clinical and managerial supervision.

To be the nominated social worker for a defined patient caseload.

To be the lead for their multi-professional team on safeguarding issues affecting a defined patient caseload.

Role Context:

To provide a social work service to identified patients at Arnold Lodge.

The role includes liaison with other agencies both internally and externally as well as families, friends and carers.

You must hold a Diploma in Social Work or an equivalent qualification and be SWE registered, or in the process of registering.

We are seeking to recruit a Full Time qualified Social Worker with experience of working with people with mental health diagnosis in a health, criminal justice or social care setting.

Forensic Vacancies - Please be aware you have to be 18 years or older to work in a Forensic Services Hospital/Prison within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Our DBS check is free, you have no fees to pay!
About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

To provide a social work service to a designated patient group.

To lead on child and adult safeguarding in designated multi-professional team.

To compile social circumstance reports to present at Mental Health Tribunals and Managers Panels.

Active participation in all relevant clinical meetings including Clinical Team Meetings, Care Programme Approach meetings, and Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements panel meetings.

To oversee the accreditation of child and adult visitors for a designated caseload in accordance with local procedure

To undertake clinical risk assessments as relevant to social work.

Person Specification
  • Degree in Social Work Bachelor or Masters

  • Experience of secure care Mental Health

  • Experience of secure care, Women's services, Personality Disorders

  • Knowledge of inpatient / Secure care settings

  • Forensic experience

  • collaborative working as a part of and MDT

  • Understanding of the role of Social Work Values in a MDT setting

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