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Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker

Job Type



South West



£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

25 June 2024


Closing Date

11 July 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the GHC Social Care Hub as a Band 6 Social Worker based at Invista. This is a newly created post within the Trust and a service development that will take integrated Mental Health Social work practice in Gloucestershire forwards to meet professional challenges of delivering an effective and responsive service.

You will have an opportunity to work with allocated individuals who have social care needs and serious and enduring mental health difficulties.

You will develop and provide social care / health evidence based interventions for individuals of working age managed through the Social Care Hub.

Ensure a clear focus on recovery and social inclusion.

Support and supervise both registered and non-registered staff.

Main duties of the job

If you think you could:

- Work alongside service users who experience serious mental illness and support enabling social care provisions
- Work alongside the social work and community teams providing evidence based interventions, assessment and support planning to meet Care Act / Section 117 aftercare eligible needs
- Plan and organise your caseload effectively
- Prepare care plans and work out provisions costings accurately
- Plan services using community facilities and creative care opportunities
- Maintain high standards of practice.

You will need to offer:

- Ability to work flexibly, you will be based at Invista but will need to be able to travel around the county and out of county.
- Sound knowledge of mental health issues.
- Experience of The Care Act and its principles, and of section 117 aftercare.
- Willingness to undertake training and continued professional development

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Working for our organisation

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:

- 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users;
- 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work;
- 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority;
- 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

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