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Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

East Midlands

Salary

Location

£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

1 March 2024

Lincolnshire

Closing Date

20 March 2024

We're looking for a Social Worker to join our team.

The service is designed to provide an integrated model of social care that promotes a positive experience for service users and carers across the whole service. LPFT have a Section 75 agreement under the National Health Service Act (2006) where Lincolnshire County Council have devolved their assessment and care management duties to LPFT. Social work in the Trust is delivered through a Community Social Care Resource where social care staff are aligned to the integrated community teams but are managed and supervised from within the social care resource. Three distinct Social Work teams exist covering the East, West and South of the county respectively. Each team has a Team Manager and managers are expected to work closely in order to provide a consistent service across the county.

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 Full Time 37.5 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 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, 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. 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 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.

Whether you’re taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has a range of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that’s friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life. Visit beinlincolnshire.com to find out more.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

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

Act as care co-ordinator for an agreed number of service users, adopting the team approach to provide interventions to other service users, families/carers as appropriate.

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

Undertake initial and ongoing risk assessments, utilising standardized tools, in order to develop accurate and appropriate risk management plans and intervention, highlighting service user strengths, and positive risk options.

Undertake or facilitate Carer's appraisal of need as appropriate.

Develop and co-ordinate integrated team working with team, and other agencies involved in the care of the individual, their families/carers.

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

Empower people to address specific needs in relation to health and well being, and enable individuals to become expert in managing their condition.

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.

The post holder will be expected to undertake Approved Mental Health Professional Training, if not already qualified as such.

To act as a Approved Mental Health Professional (If qualified) in accordance with Trust’s procedures.

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