Social Worker

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Lincolnshire is leading the way with mental health transformation projects

Do you want to be part of changing mental health for the future? Improving things for the next generation and influencing the future. We have a number of exciting new opportunities for clinical staff.

Excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what make the Trust as successful as we are.

Looking for a fresh career within Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU)?

The Hartsholme Centre PICU is a 10 bed, male only unit based on one of our sites in central Lincoln , with state of the art design and technology being incorporated into the new facility.

We are seeking only the best Social Worker, those who really wants to 'make a difference', with the Trust values at the core of patient care.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and empathetic to the needs of patients' during the acute stage of a mental health episode. You will be required to have excellent communication skills, be resourceful, and keen to demonstrate the distinctive contribution and added value the Social Worker can offer the multi-disciplinary team.

This post attracts an additional £3000 Environment Allowance per annum when the PICU re-opens.

Main duties of the job

To provide social work services that work within the policies, protocols, and clinical procedures of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

To work as part of a team providing a user-focused, accessible, and responsive recovery service that is safe, supportive and competent for people who experience severe and enduring mental health problems.

To assess care needs and develop, implement, and evaluate programmes of care for those who are experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems.

Provide management supervision to Band 3's

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide or facilitate a range of care and treatments including triage of new referrals. To involve service users and carers in the development of care plans reflecting principles of good risk assessment and management. To undertake initial assessment and risk assessment of all referrals. To offer support and guidance to service users and their families/carers where appropriate. To participate fully in managing the team workload within available resources. To demonstrate the ability to implement strategies to safely and effectively manage anger, violence and aggression, including the use of de-escalation and conflict avoidance and negotiation and crisis resolution techniques. To ensure that all care provided is evidenced based and within the post holders field of experience. Purchasing and implementing agreed packages of care. Monitoring and reviewing the quality of care provided, and making any necessary adjustments to service provision. Operating within the delegated budget support mechanism. Contribute, co-operate and work in partnership between the Trust and other authorities and professionals involved in providing services. To demonstrate a working knowledge and practice in line with all relevant legislation, and provide reports where necessary. To work in conjunction with other teams to maintain an effective and efficient service. To support the development of a culture of learning and learning review, promoting mutual respect among colleagues, acting as a mentor to junior staff and students and teaching others as appropriate. To keep up to date with current practices and issues in mental health and social care, including participating in professional development education to meet professional requirements. To create and maintain a physical and psychological environment conducive to the provision of high quality care in the team. To maintain professional standards of practice and accountability at all times. Participate in inducting new staff as per Trust and Local policy Maintain accurate clinical records, according to professional standards and Trust policy and to input data into information systems within agreed time-scales. Liaise and communicate with health and social care professionals, voluntary groups etc. with regard to the continuing care needs of service users. Develop partnership working, networking systems and integrated practice with other agencies involved in the care of the service user. To be aware of, understand and comply with the Trusts policies and procedures regarding Professional codes of conduct, Care Programme Approach, Mental Health Act 1983, Health and Safety issues, Risk Management and Child Protection & other relevant national & local guidance. To comply with legislation associated with patient care, the National Service Framework for Mental Health and other related NHS Guidance. To participate in auditing and evaluating the service. To support junior staff in their roles through the provision of supervision, education, training, and role modelling. To participate in yearly personal development plan and review of supervision to identify training and development needs for self and others. To participate in all Clinical Governance developments, including audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management and post qualification training. Contributing social work perspectives and values to the multi-disciplinary team.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Social Work Qualification, e.g. CQSW, Dip SW, CSS, BA/BSc (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent qualification in Social Work.
  • Currently registered with HCPC
  • PQ consolidation module or equivalent
  • Evidence of relevant CPD
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and legislation relating to mental health.
  • Experience of working with service users with mental health needs
  • An understanding of the social perspective on the mental illness and ability to apply social work values to practice.
Skills & Competences Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build alliances and supportive working relationships with other professional colleagues, statutory and non-statutory organisations
  • Being self-motivated and able to use own initiative.
  • Excellent engagement skills through assertive outreach principles
  • Demonstrates a reflective and self-critical approach to clinical work

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