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Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker

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£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

29 September 2023


Closing Date

30 October 2023

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.

Work with allocated individuals who have social care needs and serious and enduring mental health difficulties.

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

while at the same time maintaining the high standards of practice, then this could be the role for you.

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, section 117 aftercare.
- Willingness to undertake training and continued professional development.

Please note, previous applicants need not apply.

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 criteria

- Social Work Qualification
- Social Work England registration
- Care Act knowledge and skills
- Mental Capacity Act / Mental Heath Act

Desirable criteria

- Experience of working with adults with enduring mental health problems
- Practice Educator
- Experience of supervising staff

knowledge and skills
Essential criteria

- Care Act application to practice

Desirable criteria

- Evidence of continuing professional development

knowledge and skills
Essential criteria

- Current legislation

Desirable criteria


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