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Sussex Partnership NHS FoundationTrust

Senior Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£43,742 - £50,056

Posted Date

2 April 2024

Crawley

Closing Date

16 April 2024

Our organisation is expanding and we're looking for people with the right values, skills and/or potential to join us. We need people with energy, expertise, enthusiasm to help us provide the very best possible specialist NHS mental health and learning disability care. This involves helping us achieve our strategy to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve through People, Prevention and Partnerships.

So what can we offer you in return?

We're an organisation which puts people first. We'll do everything possible to help you feel respected, valued and included. We'll help you learn, acquire new skills and gain further experience to support your career development. And we'll provide the opportunity for you to bring your fresh ideas to work about how we can do things differently and continue improving.

You will also be joining a health and care system committed to working together to do the best we can for the communities we serve. Above all, at Sussex Partnership you'll have the chance to make a difference to the lives of the patients, carers and families across our communities.

As a Trust we are committed in making a difference. Your development is important to us, so don't forget to ask us during interview what opportunities we can offer. We can offer fully funded lifelong learning opportunities such as an apprenticeship from GCSE to Masters level.

If you like the sound of that, then come and join our team.
Job overview

Crawley is a lively and friendly team where you will be offered mentorship and supervision from senior nursing colleagues, active management
support and the chance to undertake training courses relevant to your professional practice. You will also have access to regular professional
supervision.

Hours of work are generally between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.

As a Lead Social Worker within our service you will be working as part of a Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) including social workers, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists and medics. You will work with people with severe and enduring mental health problems, providing specialist interventions specific to your knowledge base and experience as a social worker and acting in the role of Lead Practitioner for a defined caseload of complex clients.

You will be able to use your specialist knowledge and experience to support staff through consultations and provide supervision to other members of the team.

You will also be working as a member of the Leadership Team and where your expertise, knowledge and ideas will be valued.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible and provide effective leadership as a part of a leadership team. To provide specialist social work knowledge and guidance for a clinical team providing a high quality service within the resources available within a defined area, and specifically to deliver on the following key areas: Where required, take the role of practice educator for social work students and the role of ASYE assessor and supervisor for newly qualified social workers in the team. To be a key link with local authority partners and Acute Services/nurturing and maintain good relationships to ensure the best outcomes for service users. To engage with the social work professional network in SPFT: attending forums and supporting professional supervision and CPD for social workers within this setting. To keep up to date with current regional and national social work-related developments and share these with the team as appropriate.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a Senior Social Worker within our service you will be working as part of a Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) including social workers, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists and medics. You will work with people with severe and enduring mental health problems, providing specialist interventions specific to your knowledge base and experience as a social worker and acting in the role of Lead Practitioner for a defined caseload of clients.

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