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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker

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£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

12 June 2024


Closing Date

25 June 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time enthusiastic, vibrant, Social Worker, to work in our Community branch of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Service, We are based at the Bodmin Hospital site in Cornwall.

The Community Mental Health Rehabilitation team provides a service across the whole county of Cornwall supporting people recovering from complex and enduring mental health issues. The team operates alongside the inpatient facility, Fettle House, allowing the team to follow through a service offering a specific pathway for the patients as they resume/ establish independent lives outside of the hospital setting.

We take a person-centred approach in developing individualised dialogue plus care plans. In addition, the post holder will have a key role supporting and supervising junior team members as well as participating in the continued review and development of the rehabilitation service. Regular individual support and supervision is provided. This is a full-time post working 9-5 Monday to Friday.

Whether you’re already living in Cornwall or looking to relocate, you could take the next step in your career and benefit from living in a beautiful part of the country whilst making a real difference to individuals lives on our case load. We are proud of our innovative and patient safety focused culture. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange a visit to the unit to find out more.

Main duties of the job

• To provide experienced social work advice and information to other professionals within the team in relation to the legal frameworks across Social Care, Health and Criminal Justice.
• To communicate difficult and challenging information to patients and carers
• To work closely with patients who have difficulties in managing their emotion and behaviour
• To line manage and support the development of more junior staff such as Social Inclusion Workers in the team.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.

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