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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Social Work Practitioner

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

186-1316-23-MH

Salary

Location

£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

29 September 2023

Highbury Hospital

Closing Date

4 October 2023

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of £2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

To provide the Community Rehabilitation Team (CRT) with the defined level of expertise as a registered social worker in a defined role within the CRT.

This includes providing a specific expertise in assessment and care planning for service users within the CRT service. Advocate rights of individuals to live independently, with their families, with careers or with placements. Continue to work with people with mental health needs by working with the service users in a holistic and person-centred approach.

Main duties of the job

To assess, design, implement and evaluate safe, creative and effective treatment plans in collaboration with the patient’s needs, their carers and other professionals.

Interventions will be evidence based and designed to reduce stress and anxiety, manage risk and aid recovery.

Demonstrate and be responsible for the safe application of relevant, up-to-date legislation including the Care Act, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding. To maintain safeguarding responsibilities for children and vulnerable adults in line with Trust policy and Local Authority procedure and guidance, including making timely child and adult safeguarding referrals as required.

Working for our organisation

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!

#TeamNottsHC

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To assess, design, implement and evaluate safe, creative and effective treatment plans in collaboration with the patient’s needs, their carers and other professionals.

Interventions will be evidence based and designed to reduce stress and anxiety, manage risk and aid recovery.

To maintain accurate, timely and relevant clinical records both written and computerised. To maintaining the safe custody of healthcare records.

Demonstrate and be responsible for the safe application of relevant, up-to-date legislation including the Care Act, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding.

To maintain safeguarding responsibilities for children and vulnerable adults in line with Trust policy and Local Authority procedure and guidance, including making timely child and adult safeguarding referrals as required.

To provide appropriate and relevant telephone support, where appropriate to peers and non-registered team members

On going professional social work leadership within a multi-disciplinary team.

Compliance with best practice directions (NICE), BASW of social workers and participation in quality and safety initiatives.

To access and provide clinical supervision to maintain competency and deliver best quality patient care

To undertake any other duties that would be a reasonable expectation of the role
Person specification
experience and skills
Essential criteria

- Experience managing a caseload of service users in the community, inpatient and placements.
- Clinical screening of new referrals to the service.
- Risk assessment and risk management skills.

Desirable criteria

- Development & provision clinics/group work
- Supervision of junior staff
- Member of multi-disciplinary team

Skills
Essential criteria

- Risk assessment and risk management skills.



Additional Information

- The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.
- We will be requesting references by email. Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.
- The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.
- Communication regarding your application will be sent via email therefore, please ensure you regularly check your spam/junk folder.
- In submitting an application form, you authorise Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to confirm from your previous or current NHS employer and other prior employers; previous NHS service details and personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be transferred using NHS Electronic Staff Record and third party systems via an automated process and only used for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining accurate employment records, should you be appointed to the post. Should you require any further information please refer our Privacy Policy shown on the Trust website, please click here for more information.
- For eligible posts, DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment. If you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS Disclosure. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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