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Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist Social Worker

Job Type



East Riding of Yorkshire



£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

28 February 2024

Hull West CMHT, The Waterloo Centre

Closing Date

12 March 2024

Are you passionate about supporting people with severe and enduring mental illness in the community?

Are you a recovery focused and creative social worker who is able to work in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary team?

Fulfilment of social work statutory duties within a specialist mental health setting requires a critically reflective and anti-discriminatory focus. Is your aim to ensure the least restrictive, person centred package of care for those you work with?

As an employer Humber are dedicated to being a best practice example of inter-professional working in mental health. As part of this we encourage and provide opportunities for continued professional development such as AMHP qualification, Practice Education and access to specialist mental health training and skills development.

Humber is proud to have expanded our social work workforce and we are committed to providing multiple opportunities for social workers to develop their leadership skills, post qualifying expertise and areas of interest in practice. We are a Humber Social Work Teaching Partnership employer and are proud to contribute to the delivery of social work education with the University of Hull.

Main duties of the job

Your role will centre on the delivery of specialist mental health support to people with severe and enduring mental illness who are requiring treatment and care in the community.

There will also be a requirement to complete statutory social work duties on behalf of the local authority including the completion of Care Act Needs Assessments, Mental Capacity Act assessments and to provide social work support to people subject to the Court of Protection

This will be in the form of direct work and care coordination with people on caseload, providing duty support to those under the team and contributing to multi-disciplinary team meetings both in house and with colleagues externally. As a social worker you will ensure this work is undertaken in a strengths focused manner and from a rights based perspective.

Empowering and supporting service users to make effective personal decisions which promote their psychological well being and recovery

Undertakes supported person led assessments, risk assessments, support planning and outcome focused reviews of service users and carers who have eligible needs and complex and/or long term conditions in accordance with legislative requirements, policy and professional frameworks.

In addition to undertaking person led assessments, you will manage a caseload with complex needs and provide case load guidance, support and specialist advice to junior members of staff and ensure care is completed within the practice and performance framework.

Working for our organisation

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You will join our team of over 3,600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We’re extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you’ll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

The Trust recognises the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a Senior Social Worker you will be providing professional leadership to the social care team and supervision to your social work colleagues. You will have access to a variety of professional networking opportunities such as Social Work forum and reflective practice forum in order to promote the social work identity and ensure accountability across the workforce.

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

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