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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£41,659 to £47,672

Posted Date

20 October 2022

Horsham

Closing Date

27 October 2022

We are looking for a Senior Social Worker to join our team.

Job summary:

Set in the beautiful town of Horsham, just a stone's throw from Horsham Park and the mainline train station, you will find our community mental health assessment and treatment service. We are a lively and friendly team where you will be offered plenty of support, and the chance to undertake training courses relevant to your professional practice.

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 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

About us:

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

As a Senior Social Worker in our team we can offer you:

- Access to full psychological and wellbeing support, via our internal wellbeing team
- Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
- Free parking on-site
- Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars)
- A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC
- Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays)
- A 'Golden Hello' or relocation package of up to £2000 (see attached documentation)

Horsham is a historic market town in West Sussex offering much for visitors and locals alike. On the doorstep of The South Downs National Park and with countless nature reserves and green spaces in the area, we have ample opportunity to explore the Great British outdoors. Within 45 mins of Brighton and under an hour from central London, Horsham offers the best of both worlds and caters for everyone's leisure needs.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the links in the right-hand column or contact:

Vicky Harfield - Service Manager: vicky.harfield@spft.nhs.uk/ 0300 304 0021

Job description
Job 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 efined caseload of clients.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

- Recognised social work qualification (Degree/MA in Social Work)
- Evidence of post registration training in relevant qualification.

Knowledge/Experience
Essential

- Knowledge of current NHS performance agenda
- Significant experience of and demonstrable achievement in clinical practice
- Experience of providing professional support/supervision and motivation of staff
- Understanding of Mental Health Act, Care Act and other relevant legislation (Mental Capacity Act/Human Rights Act/etc)
- Experience of managing staff

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Employer details
Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Address

New Park House

North Street

Horsham

RH12 1RJ

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