Band 6 Forensic Social Worker - Secure Services

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Forensic Social Worker / Social Supervisor

Forensic Intensive Support Team has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Mental Health Social Worker to deliver a statutory social work service to mentally disordered offenders

Forensic social workers provide social work to hospital inpatients in secure care and social supervision to restricted community patients under the Ministry of Justice.

The service is working in a climate of change so requires flexible working practices including working across sites to meet the challenges and opportunities in the NHS.

You will be joining a Multi-Disciplinary Team providing forensic services to Birmingham and the surrounding regional areas. The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.

Participation in a duty rota for the forensic service outside of normal working hours may be required.

You will have knowledge of Mental Health Social Work and the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007), Criminal Justice and safeguarding.

Good written and verbal communication and an ability to present complex reports in a variety of forums.

You will have regular supervision and opportunities for professional development.

You must be registered with Social Work England and hold a relevant Social Work qualification.

Candidates should have the ability to uphold anti-discriminatory social work practice

Main duties of the job

To undertake the roles and responsibilities of a Social Supervisor in line with Ministry of Justice guidelines.

To support the effective risk management of service users

Attend Tribunals / Managers hearings under the Mental Health Act

To provide expertise in social care to multi-disciplinary teamwork in the service users discharge planning and secure care pathway.

To working with individual service users to reach their recovery goals

To support families and carers in the secure care pathway

Forensic social workers bring a social perspective when contributing to assessments of service users' needs incorporating principles of diversity, equality, and human rights.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification essential Essential
  • Social Work Qualification CQSW, DipSW, CSS
  • Must be registered with regulatory body Social Work England.
  • Evidence of post qualification continuing professional development
  • Post qualifying experience in work with adults' mental health
  • Experience of undertaking the role of social supervisor for MoJ
  • Providing reports attending MH Tribunal hearings Mental Health Act

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