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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/11/2021.

Social Worker

Job Reference: J265-3202

Elysium Healthcare
£32,000 + Benefits

As a Social Worker, be the reason why lives change for the better as you help some of the most vulnerable people gain a brighter future in Brighton.

There is a strong emphasis on teamwork within the multidisciplinary team at Brighton & Hove Clinic, which provides CAMHS Tier 4 service for young people aged 12-18 years with a prime diagnosis of eating disorders and who may have other mental health conditions.

Working 30 hours a week alongside the multidisciplinary team, you will be responsible for assessing the social care needs of service users and will act as the principal provider of quality social work services to address needs outlined in their care plans, which will see you support young people with complex mental health and psychological needs.

As you build individual rapports to support people to engage in their care plans, you will support in creating plans that encompass the needs of service users alongside other workload activities to help promote recovery.

You will have previous experience from the NHS or private care, as you manage a complex caseload where you will be responsible for social care assessments, risk assessments, facilitate group activities, and will contribute to meetings, supporting service users to make viable plans for their future.

A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

Your responsibilities

  • To take the lead on safeguarding referrals and the subsequent liaison with the Local Authority safeguarding team and LADO
  • Ensure that patients have access to independent advice on financial legal and advocacy matters
  • Conduct and provide reports on clinical audits
  • Review and evaluate regularly with the social work team the service offered to ensure the service provided meets the needs of the patients and is in line with social work practice

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

  • Knowledge of social policy and expertise in social work practice to bear upon the needs of the service users
  • To meet the standards set out in the General Social Care Councils Code of Practice for Social Care Workers
  • Be registered with Social Work England
  • Minimum of 4 years post qualification experience
  • Experience within a forensic Mental Health service

What you will get

  • Annual salary of £32,000
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals
  • 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.

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.

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