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Social Worker

Job Reference: J187-A-19-6452

Cambian Group
CAMHS Tier 4 service

Social Worker - Fixed Term contract 9 months 

Salary: £30,000 pro rata 

Permanent: Full Time, 40 hours per week.

Location: Cambain Willows 

This is a fixed term contract covering maternityleave from April/May time 

Cambian Group, the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in children’s residential care, education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated individual to join the company as a Social Worker. The post will require someone with previous experience of working in a CAMHS settings, specifically within Looked After Children’s services and experience of working with children who have experience in providing family therapy advice

We offer excellent training and career progression opportunities as well as a variety of staff benefits.

Job Role

To provide a high quality, comprehensive social work service that supports individuals, their families and communities to achieve their potential. In addition, the social worker role entails undertaking social work assessments, including child and family assessments, on all relevant cases, as well as, to carry out the social work role as part of discharge planning. Moreover, the social worker will promote the social care model of care within the CAMH service and will work in partnership with individuals to identify needs and to develop plans which meet those needs. The social worker will effectively manage a designated caseload to achieve the best outcomes for individuals and their families. Lastly, the social worker will work as part of a CAMHS Tier 4 multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the mental health needs of children and young people referred to the service are assessed and addressed in a sensitive, collaborative and respectful manner. 


Further duties are described in the attached Job Description.

Candidate Profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, forward thinking social worker to join our friendly team.


CAMHS experience

Relevant qualifications to allow you to offer children long term therapy if needed

Registered with the relevant professional organisation (HCPC etc)

Be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills.

Have excellent communication, organisational and time management skills.

Previous experience in working with children & adolescents 

In return we offer:

  • Full support from a multidisciplinary team
  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Meetings and peer support
  • Developmental opportunities
  • Research opportunities & support
  • Internal/external training on new initiatives

You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession.


Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.

Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care.

All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Cambian is an equal opportunities employer.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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