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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/08/2021.

Social Worker - Band 6

Job Reference: 327-21-366

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Avon House
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum

We love what we do and we think you will, too!

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Social Worker to join the Tewkesbury Recovery Team. We are seeking an experienced Social Worker to work with a range of adults with complex mental health needs using recovery focused interventions within a supportive, multi-disciplinary community team.

The recovery ethos seeks to enable service users to achieve goals which are meaningful to them. There is a strong focus on the promotion of recovery and social inclusion.

The Social Work post is a vital and respected role within the team, ensuring that appropriate packages of care are available to individuals with eligible needs in accordance with The Care Act requirements.

The role involves care management, generic care coordination and providing a Social Work focus to the team, often leading on issues of rights promotion, least restrictive practice and safeguarding.

We are seeking a motivated and innovative individual with a good knowledge of community care legislation, and practice. The successful candidate should preferably have substantial experience of working with adults with severe mental health difficulties and the ability to manage a caseload independently with individuals presenting complex levels of need and risk.

Social Work provision within GHC Trust is undergoing service development to strengthen the Social Care management and service provision whilst maintaining integration alongside the development of a new Social Care Hub. For further information on proposed Service development contact Sarah Bennion, Social Care Lead on 01452 894572.

We can offer an opportunity to develop your skills and experience and to contribute to the development of a high quality, community - based mental health team.

It is expected that where the successful candidate is already an AMHP they would be expected to continue in this role. (NB. An AMHP qualification is desirable but not essential.)

Days of working are between Monday and Friday, predominately between the hours of 9am to 5pm.

The hours of this post are 37.5 per week.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 1st August 2021

Shortlisting date: TBC

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Reann Goulding, Team Manager, on 07917596764 /

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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