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South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

Social Worker (CAMHS Eating Disorders)

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South East



£43,742 - £50,056

Posted Date

2 April 2024


Closing Date

10 April 2024

We are looking for skilled and highly motivated Child and Family social worker with some experience of multidisciplinary/multiagency working. This is a CAMHS mental health inpatient setting so the ability to represent the core values of social work within this setting is central to this work.

Some experience or familiarity with CAMHS work would be an advantage as would at least a rudimentary knowledge of the Mental Health & Mental Capacity Acts. Knowledge of eating Disorders whilst desirable is not essential.

Good literacy and communication skills are essential as is the ability to think on one’s feet. An ability to represent a view within the structure of a Mental Health Act Tribunal is a requirement.

The role offers an opportunity to highly develop specialist skills and an opportunity to represent social work in a health setting. The case load is protected and whilst the nature of the work is intense the integrated nature of the team leads to a collaborative approach and the work can be rewarding. The social workers are also supported by being part of a small social work team lead by the Head of Social Work with supervision provided by the CAMHS Social Work Team Manager. This is an opportunity to practice social work in its best possible sense applying therapeutic skills to sensitive situations.

The roles require competence but also confidence to work within the team in a constructive way and to offer a lead on safeguarding issues.

Working for our organisation

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ - we aspire to be ‘outstanding’.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety of benefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

About our locations:

Springfield University Hospital, Tooting

Our largest, 19-ward site is in Springfield Village, created following our £150m investment into two new world class mental health facilities. A 32-acre public park, shops and cafes are coming soon. Close to shops, cafes and Tooting Bec on the Northern Line plus Earlsfield and Tooting rail stations and bus routes.

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