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Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker Band 5/6 progression post

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

Social work

Salary

Location

£28,407 - £42,618

Posted Date

12 January 2024

Gloucester

Closing Date

7 February 2024

Job overview
GLOUCESTER and FOREST OF DEAN ASSERTIVE OUTREACH TEAM

Social Worker Band 5/6 progression post
This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Social Worker to gain experience working with a busy but dynamic Assertive Outreach team.

The Gloucester and Forest of Dean Assertive Outreach Team provides comprehensive mental health and social care to working age adults in the Gloucester locality and the Forest of Dean.

We are seeking a motivated and innovative individual to join this enthusiastic, progressive and dynamic multi-disciplinary team. We can offer an opportunity to develop your skills and experience and to contribute to the development of a high quality service.

The team provides a planned needs lead 8am-8pm seven days a week service (reduced hours at weekend). Our core working hours at Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and 9am – 1pm weekends and Bank holidays. The hours are 37.5 per week with some evenings and weekend shifts (on a rotational shift system). ‘Flexible’ working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For further details contact Kate Parkhurst on 0300 421 3317

Main duties of the job
To work as a Care Co-ordinator or Lead Professional (where applicable) with individuals who have serious and enduring mental health difficulties.
To develop and provide evidence based programmes of care for service users of working age with mental health problems who are receiving treatment from the Recovery Team, with a focus on social care
To ensure a clear focus on recovery and social inclusion.
To support and supervise both registered and non-registered staff in delivering care.
The role will entail, assessment , support planning and review of social care packages in robust and timely manner, in accordance with The Care Act 2014 requirements
Working for our organisation
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our people’s skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

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

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person specification
essential/desirable
Essential criteria
Social Work qualification registered with the appropriate professional body.
Evidence of Assessed and Supported Year in Employment
Experience of working with Adults with enduring mental health problems.
Desirable criteria
Evidence of formal post registration learning
Experience of mentoring social work students.
To have a sound evidenced based working knowledge of the management in the community of severe and enduring mental illness.
essential/desirable
Essential criteria
Social Work qualification registered with the appropriate professional body.
Evidence of Assessed and Supported Year in Employment
Desirable criteria
Approved Mental Health Professional

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