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Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital Social Worker

Job Type



South West



£35,392 to £42,618

Posted Date

24 May 2024


Closing Date

31 May 2024

Are you a practicing social worker registered with Social work England? Do you have an interest in mental health and inpatient working? If so this position might be perfect for you.

This role entails working across Gloucester and Cheltenham to cover Wotton lawn hospital, laurel house and Honeybourne units. It is a very Dynamic and important role which encourages solution finding and integrated multidisciplinary working to support the journey of WORKING AGE adults through admission and beyond discharge.

Hours per week FULL TIME-37.5 hrs per week - part-time and flexible working will be considered

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Main duties of the job

To act as an inpatient social worker for working age acute/recovery inpatients admitted to Psychiatric hospitals across Gloucestershire.

The role will entail working to find solutions to complicated needs/troubles.

Working collaboratively with other professions and care sectors.

Ensuring clear communication is maintained and working efficiently to provide care.

Knowledge of the Care act, mental health and mental capacity act are essential to ensure that process and procedures are followed and safe and best outcomes are measured.

An expectation of this role will be to role model and or tutor juniors/students.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:

- 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users;
- 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work;
- 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority;
- 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Discharge Hub is a multidisciplinary team, consisting of Inpatient Social Workers, OTs, Support Workers, Peer Support Workers and Nurses. It is also part of the wider Patient Flow team, providing excellent working links with our colleagues supporting the physical health needs of the population of Gloucestershire.

The Trust aim to recruit and retain the best possible staff. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

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