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Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trus

Social Worker

Job Type



East Midlands



£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

15 February 2024


Closing Date

25 February 2024

As a service we hold quarterly social work development days to assist with continued professional development.

Peer supervision groups meet on a regular basis and one to one regular social work led management supervision will be provided

The post is Part time 22.5 hours per week

Main duties of the job
As a social worker you will develop your core skills towards becoming a more competent practitioner within a specialist service through the guidance of the National and Local competency frameworks

To participate in and provide management, leadership and supervision for more junior staff

To contribute positively to multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teamwork

Ensure evidence-based practice and research awareness is used as the foundation for the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of care.

To engage with service users and their families/carers, developing therapeutic relationships, and providing evidence-based, psychosocial interventions in a variety of settings'

Promote service user and carer involvement; ensuring choices are embedded into the philosophy of care.

Empower people to identify and address specific needs in relation to their health and well being

Ensure social work perspectives and values are supported and represented within the multidisciplinary approach.

Keep up to date with current practices and issues in Mental Health and Social Work.

Assess complex health and well being needs, develop, monitor and review care and support plans to meet specific needs.

Working for our organisation
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of ‘outstanding’ for well-led and ‘good’ overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We’re really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Organise own time and prioritise service user care in accordance with need

Work independently but with regular support as appropriate from the team extending to the wider multi-disciplinary team.

Promote and maintain effective verbal and non verbal communication with individuals and their families/carers, utilising creative engagement techniques, and taking into account developmental stage and cultural differences.

Undertake initial and ongoing risk assessments, utilising standardized tools

To work effectively and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team through establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with team members.

To display effective, appropriate verbal, non verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present information, provide training and educational materials, and formal reports as required, whilst adhering to Trust policy. Maintain accurate, contemporaneous records in accordance with Trust policy, and input data into information systems within agreed time scales, in accordance with data protection, Freedom of Information Act 1999, and other relevant Trust policies.

Establish and maintain links with a variety of statutory and non-statutory providers, including the formation of multi-agency forums

Requires keyboard skills for inputting into various systems.

Requires the ability to be independently mobile and able to travel across South Lincolnshire in a timely manner.

Person specification
Essential criteria

Post-qualifying experience in mental health
Knowledge of mental health issues and legislation relating to mental health
Experience in carrying out comprehensive mental health and risk assessments and providing subsequent psychosocial interventions
Experience of own caseload management
Experience of supervision and training of junior, learners and unqualified staff
Essential criteria

Social Work Qualification, eg: C.S.S., C.Q.S.W., Dip/SW, Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification in Social Work.
Currently registered with HCPC
Willingness to undertake Approved Mental Health Professional training and work.
Willingness to undertake Practice teacher training and work.
PQ Consolidation module or equivalent.
Desirable criteria

Approved Mental Health Professional
Management/Leadership training
Essential criteria

An understanding of the social perspective on mental illness
Possesses good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Demonstrates a reflective and self-critical approach to clinical work.
Excellent engagement skills through assertive outreach principles
Special Requirements
Essential criteria

Ability to travel independently throughout the county without the use of public transport
We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff, Lesbian Gay Bi Trans (LGBT+) staff, staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated staff groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the country within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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