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West London NHS Trust

Social Worker (Approved Mental Health Professional)

Job Type

Fixed Term 12 months

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£40,701 - £48,054

Posted Date

1 March 2024

London

Closing Date

13 March 2024

An opportunity has been created for an experienced Social Worker to join this new Team and play a key part in its development and response to the needs of rough sleepers who have mental health and physical health difficulties. The service will work across the tri Borough area of Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow and will be working closely alongside our principal partners, St Mungo’s Outreach Service and Local Authority Homelessness Departments.

Alongside an exciting and fulfilling role in a valued environment, we also offer:

- A supportive environment to develop clinical skills
- Support towards career development and promotion opportunities within the Trust
- Annual leave buying and selling scheme
- Car lease scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Discounted Gym membership
- Flexible working
- Staff discount

Main duties of the job

You will have good knowledge of or a willingness to learn about the various Housing, Hostel and other accommodation regulations ensuring there is good liaison with partners and providers. It is recognised that appropriate housing reduces considerably the likelihood of a return to the streets for most of our clients

The posts involves working flexible hours and will include occasional late night and or early morning shifts as required which enables us to access service users effectively in order to assess mental and physical health needs and engage successfully and pursue reconnection with health and appropriate accommodation services.

You will be expected to travel between the 3 boroughs and will be supporting with the hubs where you see a number of people in different locations to support them if they are sleeping rough. We will expect you to be flexible and willing to work with many stakeholders and voluntary organisations.

Working for our organisation

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is £426m.

The Trust is rated as ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as ‘Outstanding’.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

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