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Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Practitioner Social Worker

Job Type



South East



£43,742 - £50,056

Posted Date

13 May 2024


Closing Date

3 June 2024

As a Senior Social Work Practitioner you will be required to provide a service for young people in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Inpatient Unit. Senior social worker for the service will supervise social workers in the service working across Rochford Hospital site and ST Aubyn Centre Colchester site. You may need to travel at times between sites. Working alongside inpatient staff, the post holder will liaise with other agencies, both within Essex and outside, to ensure that young people and their families/carers receive the best possible support and care in relation to their mental health problems.

Main duties of the job

· Manage care, plan, support and review care needs in line with policy, procedures and legislation.

· To ensure where appropriate that service users are referred for suitable follow-up care.

· Be actively involved in developing of transitional assessments as required by the Care Act.

· To be conversant with the Children Act, the Care Act and the Mental Health Act and be able to work with this legislation to maximise safe and effective care planning.

· To develop knowledge of resources and services in local communities

· To develop links with local authorities and ICB’s to develop smooth transition planning both with and outside local area.

Working for our organisation

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

- Season Ticket Loans
- NHS discounts for staff
- Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
- Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
- The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
- Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
- Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

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