Bank Social Worker

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£20.76 an hour per hour
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Part Time
Are you looking for something a bit different, a new challenge, a varied role?

Wathwood is an award-winning Forensic Mental Health Hospital and prides itself on providing the highest quality of care, in a secure setting to our patients.

We have exciting opportunities here at Wathwood in our unique Medium Secure setting. Whether you are newly qualified and looking to take your first step on your career ladder, or fancy a new challenge, we have something to suit everyone.

We are seeking to recruit a Band 6 Social Worker (Bank) to join our fantastic multi-disciplinary teams within the hospital to provide assessment, risk management, care and treatment to aid recovery and further the patient journey.

Interviews for this vacancy will be held on the 8th March 2023.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, compassionate, experienced and highly motivated skilled professional social worker to join our teams, in a challenging but rewarding role, to make a difference to the lives of our patients.

Therefore, applicants will need to:
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Be committed to providing the highest standards of care
  • Promote and maintain high standards of care through excellent communication, motivation, supervision and role modelling

Reporting to the Social Work Manager, and working closely within consultant led multi disciplinary teams, the post-holder will work within a small team providing high quality social work support to patients detained in a secure healthcare setting.

As social worker for a defined caseload, you will contribute to initial assessments, risk assessments and care planning You will be working with a range of internal and external services to identify and manage areas of risk and ensure throughcare support is available. You will directly support both patients and their families.

You will take a lead role for safeguarding adults within our service and also for safeguarding children who come into contact with our service. You will provide social work reports to Mental Health Tribunals and to Care Programme Approach meetings on a regular basis.

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 carry a caseload of patients and present essential reports in a timely fashion and to a high standard.

To attend all relevant clinical meetings including MRTs, CPAs, Ward Rounds, 117 meetings, MAPPPs, Manager Reviews etc.

To work within the legislative framework and adhere to all Trust and Directorate Policies and Procedures.

To engage and liaise effectively with patients, families/carers and external agencies.

To lead on Child and Adult Safeguarding in the MDT

To oversee the Child Visiting Procedure and ensure supervision and contact visits between patients and children are conducted in accordance with Directorate/National procedures.

To ensure that all necessary clinical (patient) and environmental (Health & Safety) risk assessments are carried out and management plans developed in liaison with the Social Work Team Manager where necessary.

To adhere to all Social Work and MSU Standards.

To provide a Social Work service to a defined patient caseload.

To participate in regular managerial supervision with the Team Manager.

To engage in clinical supervision as requested.

To undertake other Social Work tasks as required by Team Manager.

Person Specification
  • Professional qualification in Social Work at Diploma level (e.g. Dip, DipSW, CQSW)/

Further Training
  • Awareness of professional boundaries and able to positively role model appropriate behaviour.
  • Detailed knowledge of current Social Work practice
  • Detailed knowledge of all standards relevant to Social Work

  • Good understanding of Clinical Governance.
  • Post Qualifying Training Safeguarding Training
  • Multi Agency working

Work Experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, Criminal Justice Legislation, Community Care Legislation and CPA, Risk Assessment and management methods
  • Experience of carrying a caseload of Forensic / Mental Health Patients.

  • Other experience in Social Care, Probation or Voluntary Sector
  • Work in a Secure setting

  • Multi-disciplinary teamwork
  • Effective Communication at all levels
  • Risk Assessment and Management skills
  • Effective organisation and prioritisation
  • Writing focused analytical reports to deadlines
  • Good IT skills

  • Ability to work with extreme histories of abuse or other behaviour
  • Ability to effectively present information.

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