Providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams. Priory Healthcare is the UK's leading provider of behavioural care. We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment. The facility has been a hospital since 1867 and has established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care. For people suffering from mild to moderate mental health issues, such as stress and anxiety, the hospital provides a range of outpatient based therapy services such as individual and group based CBT. We also provide in patient services for CAMHS, CAMHS ED, Adult ED, addictions and General Psychiatry. This stunning location houses the flagship of the Priory Hospitals Group and the staff are committed to living up to the reputation. Main Purpose To support and lead on safeguarding cases within the hospital. Too provide safeguarding advice to consultants, staff and patients within the hospital. Work directly with adults and young people where safeguarding concerns have been raised, ensuring they understand the process and follow through any actions that may need to be taken. Key Accountabilities To support and manage safeguarding concerns within the hospital To attend various meetings within the hospital to offer input from a safeguarding perspective To offer safeguarding advice and support to staff within the hospital To complete direct work with both adult and child patients when safeguarding concerns have been raised To complete Social Circumstances reports when required To liaise directly with external agencies such as the police, local authorities, community mental health teams when safeguarding referrals are needed. Support patients with key social factors such as housing, dept management, benefits To provide various reports when required To provide Level 3 Safeguarding training (full training provided) Innovation To promote safeguarding policy and procedure within the hospital Value Too provide a high quality service to contribute towards the hospitals objectives and giving patients a greater service and experience. Knowledge & Skills A degree in Social work HCPC registration The role requires a good knowledge of safeguarding for both adults & children. The role requires someone with good interpersonal skills and who is able to work with an empathetic approach whilst maintaining professional boundaries. Experience Experience working as a practitioner within a relevant setting where the role holder has gained first-hand experience working in safeguarding implementing the processes and procedures required under current legislation. Autonomy & Impact At times the role holder will be required to work independently within the hospital. The role holder will be provided with regular safeguarding supervision from the Lead Social Worker. The role holder will be provided with full training and a continuation of training opportunities Intelligent Problem Solving The majority of problem solving relies upon acquired knowledge and experiences where the regular challenge for the role holder is to manage the conflicting interests and differing expectations of the patient, their relatives, health authorities, social services, benefit agencies and other key professionals. The role holder needs to keep abreast of the latest changes in legislation and statutory regulations. Responsibility The role holder will be responsible for supporting the Lead Social Worker in promoting safeguarding within the hospital. Communication & Interaction Excellent communication skills are essential; the role holder must be able to work with empathy in what are often difficult and emotive situations. The role holder will need to nurture and maintain good working relationships with staff within the hospital as well as external agencies. Working environment The role holder will be provided with their own working space in an office shared with Lead Social Worker. Special Features * Some aspects of the role may require the role holder to travel externally to training, meetings, and conferences. About us From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare. The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group. As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes. Disclosure All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.