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Qualified Social Worker Forensic Mental Health West London

  • Location: West London, London
  • Salary: £28.00 - £30.00 per hour + Depending on experience
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by Remedy Recruitment Group


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About the job

Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Qualified Social Worker to work within a Forensic Mental Health Team for a Local Authority based in West London.

Job Purpose

To improve outcomes for forensic psychiatric patients and their families/carers and the public. Work in partnership with other agencies to ensure smooth care pathways and expedite timely discharges.

To personally manage a more complex clinical caseload of forensic adult and adolescent psychiatric patients detained in high or medium or low security, providing an exemplary service in line with statutory requirements, the National Standards for the provision of Social Care services in High Security hospitals and departmental priorities.
To demonstrate effective practice in the most complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk and care planning, striking a balance between support and control, working in partnership with a wide range of professionals within multidisciplinary teams, including more senior levels.

To maintain high standards of professional practice and to be responsible for social work provision in accordance with the legislative and regulatory framework and departmental and host NHS Trusts guidance and procedures.

To take responsibility for coaching and mentoring students and, occasionally, other less experienced Social Workers.

About you

Professional social work qualification: DipSW, CCETSW approved equivalent, social work degree.

HCPC Social Worker registration.

Post qualification experience of working in a statutory forensic mental health, mental health, personality disorder or learning disability setting.

Experience of carrying out indepth assessments of social need and risks.

Specialist expertise in a relevant area of practice.

If you are interested and would like to know more please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV directly

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