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East London NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Lead Social Worker

Job Type



South East



£42,471 - £50,364

Posted Date

17 May 2024


Closing Date

31 May 2024

The post holder with other members of the multi-disciplinary team will be undertaking clinical work within the scope of the service delivered by the City & Hackney Crisis Resolution Service, which consists of the Home Treatment Team, Crisis Line, Urgent Assessment Team and Street Triage. The social worker will be completing holistic assessments of needs, mental state examination, risk assessments as well as other specific assessments, especially care and support needs assessments according to Care Act 2014 and carers assessments.

The social worker will be providing the multi-disciplinary team with the advice on all matters/issues related to the social needs, especially social care needs and will be a champion of the social model of intervention within the crisis resolution services and will ensure that the social factors contributing towards the mental health crisis are recognised and addressed as far as possible.

The social worker will be supporting the Clinical Lead Social Worker with all areas of their clinical work related to the safeguarding adults and children as well as wider social needs of the clients and their carers supported by the Crisis Resolution Services.

The post holder will act especially as a lead enquirer, when instructed by the Safeguarding Adults Manager, and will undertake safeguarding adults enquiries.

The successful candidate will be working 37 hours a week on the rota over the 7 days a week, including night shifts.
Main duties of the job

To provide clients and carers presenting to the crisis service with a comprehensive multidisciplinary range of acute care and crisis interventions including rapid response, psychosocial and mental state assessments and social systems orientated interventions.

Assess and decide if further medical assessment is necessarily and discharge from the service where appropriate.

Undertake care and support needs assessments as well as carers assessments and develop care and support plans in line with Care Act 2014 and Statutory Guidance as well as other relevant legislation.

Undertake safeguarding investigations as a lead enquirer in line with the Care Act 2014 and other relevant legislation.

Develop social intervention jointly with other members of the MDT and supervise their implementation by the support workers/peer support worker.

Working for our organisation

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Our Community

We provide a wide range of community health and mental health inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, and older adults in The City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We also provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, and provide Forensic services to the whole of North East London. We provide services in urban and rural settings, sometimes in our inpatient units, but mostly in the community close to where people live. Integrated care is key in making the best use of resources and providing effective care.

Aiming High

We were rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in 2016, were proud to be rated ‘Outstanding’ again in 2018 and continue to be rate 'Outstanding' in 2021.. We were named in the HSJ’s Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and were voted Provider Trust of the Year in 2018.

Staff and Service Users United

We strive to ensure that staff feel valued by the Trust and as they are truly pivotal in delivering better outcomes for our patients and service users. Our aspiration is to help to make ELFT the best place to work. This Trust is clinician-led and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services. We pride ourselves on our service user involvement. A service user will be on your assessment centre and interview panel if you are invited to meet us.

We especially welcome people with lived experience of health difficulties, with insight and understanding of different backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles in our population as we believe that this will equip staff to deliver a high standard of care to our service users and patients.


ELFT Is committed to being a diverse organisation and our workforce is reflective of the population and communities we serve. We believe that having colleagues with a range of backgrounds and life experiences enriches and adds value to the outcomes we have set out to achieve. Having partnered and endorsed by organisations who are representative and experts in various areas of equality and diversity, we can ensure we are meeting the pre-set standards all the way from recruitment stage throughout the career journey of our employees by being accessible, having fair inclusive practices and a host of staff networks to support, nurture and celebrate our valued staff in the workplace.

Other reasons to apply

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

As part of the relocation scheme we presently have, the Trust could support you with offering up to £10,000 for removal and associated expenses. This is subject to change and terms and conditions apply.

What Next?

If you like the sound of ELFT, don’t waste a moment. We sometimes close adverts early if there is a high response, so apply now!

As part of our recruitment process we may be required to share information you provide on the application form with NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) and/or other organisations for the purpose of the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of fraud or any other unlawful activity affecting the NHS. We also use third party providers to check and verify your qualifications who may be contacting you on our behalf to verify the same..

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. You must provide professional email addresses for all referees as we will contact them as soon as an offer has been made. Please note we do not request references prior to interviews. All applications made through NHS Jobs account will be processed by TRAC System. Please note that some emails may go to your spam/junk mailbox so make sure you check this regularly.

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