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Social Worker- Birmingham

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Social Work
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £33,750.00

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Social Worker
Location: Birmingham
Salary: From £33,750.00 
Hours: Full time, 37.5 per week

The Charity

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs.

St Andrew’s Birmingham is a 118 bedded adult mental healthcare facility comprises of eight units that cover medium and low security for both Men and Women. Located in Stirchley, a vibrant area in South Birmingham, easily accessible by road networks and public transport.

We are very proud that our Birmingham hospital is rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission and ‘Outstanding’ in responsiveness. We are also part of a wider healthcare provider collaborative, REACHOUT, working in association with two other NHS Trusts in the West Midlands.  

We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skilled qualified Social Worker to join our friendly dynamic team where your development will be encouraged and fully supported.

The Role

You will be confident in preparing formal reports, reviews and have experience in giving competent evidence to Mental Health Act Tribunals and other formal meetings. There will be opportunities to engage with families and carers.

The successful candidate will be a member of the multi-disciplinary team and have good communication and interpersonal skills. There is an expectation that the post holder will seek to develop their skills within this specialist area.

All Social Workers work within the Care Programme Approach and will be expected to lead on particular responsibilities that will include-

  • Assessment of patient needs for social work interventions throughout admission
  • Ensuring that patient’s rights are protected under the Mental Health Act 1983, Children Act, Human Rights Act, Safeguarding Adults procedures, and Community Care legislation.
  • Advocating for patients or ensuring the involvement of appropriate advocacy services
  • Preparation and presentation of Mental Health Review Tribunal reports.
  • Working with carers and family members including visits to family homes, completing Core Assessments as needed, liaison with home area Health and Social Care services, other voluntary or statutory agencies, identifying and assessing appropriate community resources.
  • Planning for Discharge and recording Section 117 Aftercare arrangements.
  • Attendance at Clinical Review meetings and presentation of evidence of social work intervention.


About you


You will be registered with Social Work England. There will be opportunities for ongoing training to ensure re-registration. You will receive monthly clinical supervision and regular CPD events.


Knowledge of Mental Health Legislation including the Care Programme Approach is essential.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.
 

Rewards

We offer an excellent benefits package including:

Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Electric Car lease scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications.