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Social Worker

Salary Details:
£45,279 to £50,056.50 per annum
22 Jun 2022

About The Role

Full Time - 37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday - £45,279 to £50,056.50 per annum

We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced Social Worker join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Weaton Ashton, Stafford. Working as part of a dedicated and supportive Multidisciplinary Team, you will be the safeguarding lead for hospital and will provide professional social work direction and support ensuring the individual needs of our young people are met and taking the lead in the development of aftercare placements, providing parents, carers and service agencies with information regarding these placements.

At The Huntercombe Hospital Stafford we support young people who are experiencing significant mental health difficulties requiring inpatient admission. We have a total of 37 beds across three wards: one Psychiatric Intensive Care Ward, one General Adolescent Ward and one Specialist Eating Disorder Ward.

As our Social Worker you will:

  • Compiling comprehensive social history reports for all our young people including in the assessment process
  • Ensuring that our young people are aware of their rights to Mental Health Review Tribunals (MHRTs) and make appropriate arrangements for their legal representation
  • Making recommendations on the practice and development of social work within the unit to the Unit General Manager
  • Ensuring that reports are provided by Social Workers representing the purchasing authority and are made available to MHRTs
  • Developing a resident advocacy programme and befriending scheme, utilising local community resources where possible
  • Researching, on behalf of Care Principles, aftercare services and advise the clinical team of identified strengths and weaknesses
  • Participating in the delivery of the behavioural support and other treatment programmes
  • Attending assessment meetings, house rounds and reviews of resident care
  • Providing individual and group patient counselling in areas of professional competence
  • Providing patients, relatives and carers with information and support regarding entitlements to statutory benefits
  • Conforming at all times to the Policies and Procedures of the Company, with particular regard to confidentiality, financial and administrative responsibilities, and treat residents, colleagues and visitors with dignity and respect at all times

About You

What we can offer you:

  • Genuine opportunities to identify and be supported to undertake further training related to professional development and career progression
  • Active Rewards - great discounts and offers at Supermarkets, High Street Stores, Holidays, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Refer a Friend Bonus - you can receive a bonus for introducing a friend to come and work for us
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Pension contribution

About The Company

specialists in care. believers in people.

The Huntercombe Group (now part of Active Care Group) is an expert in specialist mental health, neuro-rehabilitation and complex care across the UK.

With over 30 years’ practical experience and knowledge as an independent provider, dealing with some of the most complex cases nationally, we understand mental health and complex care in a way few others do.