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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Forensic Social Worker

Job Type

Full time

Region

North West

Salary

Location

£33,706 - £40,588

Posted Date

9 March 2023

Hollins Park Hospital, Warrington

Closing Date

26 March 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker within the Secure & SPLD Division within Mersey Care. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and skilled Social Worker into a band 6 forensic social work post at the Specialist Community Forensic Team based at Hollins Park Hospital.
You will be an active member of a multi-disciplinary team and will bring the social care perspective to service planning meetings and individualised care planning. The role involves providing case management to a defined caseload within the CPA framework and working collaboratively with multidisciplinary colleagues to assess needs and risks within a forensic patient population. You will provide a professional social work service to patients, their families and carers and routinely liaise with external stakeholders from the point of admission to discharge.

The successful candidate will have the ability to deliver an efficient and high quality social care service, have well developed assessment and analytical skills alongside effective interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

You must have good knowledge of the key relevant Health & Social Care and Criminal Justice legislation to work in a forensic setting as well as a good knowledge around safeguarding frameworks. You should have well developed report writing skills as routinely you will be required to complete mental health legislation reports for the Ministry of Justice along with Manager’s Hearings and Tribunals alongside assessment reports for admission and discharge.

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