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Social Worker in Sussex

Job description

As a Social Worker, you are the reason why lives change for the better. You help some of the most vulnerable people gain a brighter future. It's what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

Join the team at Farmfield Hospital in Charlwood, which is only a stone's throw from Horley & Gatwick Airport, and commutable from Crawley, Redhill, Dorking, and surrounding areas. You'll work alongside a multidisciplinary team, where you will utilise your skillset and experience from the NHS or Private Care within social care to help adult men (18+) with a forensic background and enduring mental health conditions positively progress through their treatment plans.

Working within the social worker department, you will be responsible for collating information relating to service users and their care plans. It's important you maintain regular contact with service users on the wards within the hospital whilst adhering to the General Social Care Council's Code of Practice.

As you help some of the most vulnerable people in society, it's integral you create individual rapports with service users. Farmfield Hospital provides care for a wide range of people with different complex needs, including personality disorders, substance misuse, and behaviours that challenge, creating individual rapports will encourage them to engage in their treatment plans, and gain further independence.

You will be responsible for undertaking comprehensive assessments and handling service user's reports, ensuring you maintain confidentiality at all times, service users' notes are detailed and clear and their social history is available and updated.

Working alongside a multidisciplinary team, you will enjoy regional support from healthcare professionals and will be part of an environment where there is an emphasis on team . As an Elysium employee, you will have continuous access to a variety of online courses to support your career development.

As you help improve the wellness of others, it's our job to take care of you. As an Elysium employee, you will have continuous access to inclusive training, staff perks, and career progression tailor-made for you. So you can focus on delivering great healthcare as it should be.

Role - Social Work

Location - Charlwood, Surrey (Near Horley & Gatwick Airport)

Salary - £32,000 Pro Rota + Benefits

Hours - 37.5, Full-Time

Your responsibilities

Completing ongoing comprehensive social care assessments and reports as required from the pre-admission to discharge stage in relation to service users' needs, risk assessment and risk management including child protection and welfare issues, and the appropriateness of potential placement incorporating views of family, relevant carers, home area agencies and those of the victim if available
On behalf of the MDT, being responsible for liaising with the home authorities via a named individual (Health, SSD and Probation) at the point of admission and maintaining this liaison function through to discharge stage
Participating in multi-disciplinary working with service users that will involve attendance at clinical team meetings, conferences and CPA reviews
Completing a full annual social care reassessment within the CPA format on all patients for whom you are the named social worker
Collaborating with the home authorities, service users and ensuring that their families are involved in decision making/care planning process where possible
Maintaining appropriate electronic and integrated files and records of work undertaken and completing required administrative procedures
In consultation with MDT and in collaboration with the home LA/HA, contribute to the preparation of reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals, appeals to MH Act Independent Hospital Managers and attending hearings if appropriate
Notifications to relevant public protection bodies where indicated i.e. safeguarding; MAPPA; Victim Liaison Officers
Facilitating access to welfare rights, housing, advocacy services and associated support services
Completing professional development and training including that relating to post qualification as appropriate

To be successful in this role, you'll need

Placement or work experience in mental health settings
Previous experience of working with women desirable
To fully engage in Breakaway training and MVA training
Essential: CQSW or CSS or Dip,SW,(e), Degree in Social Work
Desirable: AMHP, Msc Social Work

Where you will be working

Location: Farmfield Drive, Charlwood, Surrey, RH6 0BN

You will be working at Farmfield Hospital, which is a large purpose-built medium-secure service with good facilities. Working alongside a multidisciplinary team, you will provide care and support for adult men 18+ with a forensic background and enduring mental health illnesses such as personality disorder, substance misuse issues and behaviours that challenge.

Farmfield is located North West of Gatwick airport near the village of Hookwood, with good transport links by road, bus and train. It is easiest to reach the site by car.

What you will get

Annual salary of £32,000
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 PackageThere is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing 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.

Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.

With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is 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

Extra information

Education Level
Secondary School
Working hours per week
0 -
Type of Contract
Full Time Jobs
Profession Sub-category
Customer Service
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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