Social Worker - High Wycombe

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
High Wycombe
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum | pro rata
Closing date
16 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Social Work team within the High Wycombe AMHT is part of the renewed commitment by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Buckinghamshire Council to continue working in partnership. Together we deliver mental health services for the residents of Buckinghamshire and those placed out of area for whom we are the responsible body.

You will be supported by an Assistant Team Manager and work with social care and health colleagues to deliver excellent outcomes for adults who need our support and their families.

You will maintain a strong Social Work identity and act as an ambassador for Social Work while working collaboratively with secondary mental health colleagues both within the AMHT and across the wider Trust.

You will use relationship based Social Work skills to understand the needs of this working age adult service user group and work collaboratively to create care and support plans that reflect strengths-based and person-centered outcomes.

The post-holder will have strong Social Work values and a commitment to improving the lives of adults with complex health and social care needs and their carers.

Main duties of the job

Understand and apply the relevant statutory frameworks to promote independence and autonomy while balancing risks and the needs of others including, vulnerable adults, young people and their carers.

Complete assessments under s9 and s10 Care Act 2014

Provide a high quality and effective professional casework service, taking responsibility for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision, dependent upon the complexities of these cases and the social worker's experience

Comply with legislation, statutory guidance and local policies and procedure

Delivering outstanding support to Buckinghamshire residents and ensure that regular monitoring and review of care and support plans is carried out

To be competent in all areas of the Professional Capabilities Framework of Social Work

Demonstrate and model good practice that reflects a commitment to relationship and strengths-based practice, working collaboratively with adults and their families

About us

Buckinghamshire is a county which includes both culturally diverse towns and rural villages with good transport links into London, Oxford, Milton Keynes and Bicester. The Social Care staff group in Buckinghamshire mental health services is a supportive, diverse and inclusive network. We encourage applicants with transferable skills and a commitment to improving the lives of the people we work to support. The mental health social care teams across Buckinghamshire actively encourage and provide training and practice development with opportunities to progress to AMHP and BIA status. We pride ourselves in being supportive and welcoming and are committed to developing a strong Social Work identity within with wider mental health Trust.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

To be an ambassador and leader across social work both internally and external to the department.To ensure the highest standards of service are provided to the residents of Buckinghamshire.

See Job Description/Person Specification for full detail.

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Skills and Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with working age adults in a mental health setting
  • More than one year continuous post-qualifying practice for band 6 post
  • Experience of working within relevant legal frameworks.
  • Experience of working with families and carers.
  • Experience of arranging care and support under the Care Act 2014.
  • Social Work qualification and Social Work England Registration
  • Experience of working in a local authority Social Work Team
  • AMHP or BIA qualification
  • PEPS 1 or 2 award
Knowledge Essential
  • An understanding of legal and policy frameworks relevant to the post.
  • An understanding of the needs of working age adults with mental health needs
  • An understanding of Social Work England's/ HCPC's professional standards and a commitment to upholding them in your practice
  • Knowledge of the needs of carers and families and support available to them.
  • Knowledge of Direct Payments and their use in care planning
  • Knowledge of the LAS electronic recording system
Personal Attributes Essential
  • A commitment to Continuous Professional Development
  • A commitment to the learning and development of colleagues

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