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Social Worker

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Community Forensic Service, work with service users to support them to live their best lives in the community. We do this by providing specialist assessments and interventions for our patient group including those within the transforming care cohort.

Our Criminal Justice Liaison Diversion Service (CJLD) is intended to improve the health and justice outcomes for adults and children who encounter the youth and criminal justice systems where a range of complex needs are identified as factors in their offending behaviour.

We are now recruiting a Band 6 Social Worker who will be responsible for the provision of high quality multi-disciplinary care, using clinical expertise. You will share our Trust values and will be committed to providing care that is focused on recovery. This is a unique role offering the right candidate an opportunity work across our forensic and criminal justice pathways with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge working in the community and within custody suites and court settings. It will require someone who is able to adapt to working working within varied settings and is able to remain flexible and responsive to the needs of the service.

Whilst your base will be in Lincoln you will be required to work countywide therefore ability to travel is essential. The hours are Mon-Friday 9am-5pm however alternative hours and flexible working will be considered alongside service needs/demands.

Main duties of the job

We work with mentally disordered offenders who present a significant risk of harm to others by nature of their mental disorder, including those registered at MAPPA and those subject to conditional discharge under Part 3 of the Mental Health Act, Supervised Community Treatment Orders (CTO's) as well as those with complex needs/presentations. We also provide services to the transforming care cohort meeting the above criteria. You will act as a social supervisor requiring review of patient engagement in care and treatment plans in collaboration with the Responsible Clinician and allocated lead professional. You will be required to submit accurate and timely reports to MOJ within expected timescales.

CJLD is developed to be integrated with the whole range of justice and health, social and voluntary support agencies and take awareness of a range of inter-related projects and programmes and developing initiatives. You will work within the custody suites across Lincolnshire and the crown and magistrates' courts as well as in the community conducting comprehensive holistic assessments on Volunteer Attendee's if referred to the CJLD service by police officers. We are currently implementing additional pathways, MHTR and RECONNECT and there maybe an opportunity to provide input to these pathways.

Across the pathways you will act as a point of contact for providing specific social work advice, guidance and input for your colleagues and provide social work interventions as required.

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

See Job Description for more detail. Summary below:

Act as social supervisor for an agreed number of service users within CFS, adopting the team approach to provide timely reports to MOJ.

To attend policy custody suites and magistrates courts and provide assessments, advice and identify robust care pathways for persons where a potential vulnerability has been identified

To provide the police and magistrates courts with written information pertaining to the person in a timely fashion to inform disposal

Undertake initial and ongoing risk assessments, utilising standardized tools, to develop accurate and appropriate risk management plans and intervention, highlighting service user strengths, and positive risk options

Ensure social work perspectives and values are supported and represented within the multidisciplinary approach.

Keep up to date with current practices and issues in Mental Health and Social Work.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Social Work Qualification, eg: C.S.S., C.Q.S.W., Dip/SW, Degree in Social Work, or equivalent qualification in Social Work
  • Currently registered with HCPC
  • Willingness to undertake practice teacher training and work
  • PQ Consolidation module or equivalent
  • Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
  • Management/Leadership training
Experience Essential
  • Significant post-qualifying experience in mental health
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and legislation relating to mental health
  • Experience in carrying out comprehensive mental health and risk assessments and providing subsequent psychosocial interventions
  • Experience of own caseload management
  • Experience of supervision and training of junior, learners and unqualified staff
  • Experience working in forensic settings and criminal justice settings

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