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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/11/2021.

Lead Forensic Social Worker

Job Reference: J265-3180

Elysium Healthcare

Are you an experienced Forensic Social Worker looking to join a company that values and recognises you? If so, join the team at Thornford Park and help people develop new skills and build a brighter future.

There is a strong emphasis on teamwork, as you work as part of a multidisciplinary team at Thornford Park, a 130 bedded independent hospital which supports service users that require medium and low secure Forensic Mental Health Services. In addition, there is also a PICU Mental Health Service.

As a Lead Forensic Social Worker, you will have experience of working within an inpatient hospital setting as you will work alongside the multidisciplinary team to manage and support a complex caseload with mental health conditions.

You will lead and promote safeguarding within the hospital where your key focus will be to develop and maintain relationships with statutory external stakeholders.
As a senior member of the team, you will have strong leadership qualities to encourage and support a positive culture where teamwork and cooperation is embedded in the working environment. 
A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

Your Responsibilities:  
  • Ability to deal with multiple issues simultaneously in a highly dynamic environment
  • A sound knowledge of legislative frameworks
  • Proactive and creative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to undertake audits

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • Provide strong and robust leadership in the social work team.
  • Promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of all patients
  • Liaison with statutory external stakeholders
  • Ensure teams KPI’s are met on a monthly basis

What you will get:  


  • Very competitive annual salary  
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package


There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more. 

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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