Social Worker

Wheaton Aston
£30,000.00 - £33,500.00 Per year
16 Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is searching for a Social Worker to work in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) located in a beautiful part of Stafford 10 miles from Telford & 12 miles from Wolverhampton.

The hospital is a 36 bed Tier 4 CAMHS hospital for patients with a range of mental health disorders and includes the following units:

• Adolescent Care
• Acute Psychiatric
• Eating Disorders

This exciting and dynamic role will place you at the heart of a clinical team, working closely with patients and other healthcare professionals.


• To provide social work input to the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients within the service.
• To undertake pre-admission assessments as part of the hospital team and particularly where social care issues appear prominent.
• To contribute to rehabilitation planning for patients moving through the care pathway to less restrictive environments
• Taking the lead role on within the Hospital in relation to child protection issues
• Providing support and advice in the respect of the Children Act in addition to the Mental Health Act with particular emphasis on safeguarding, advocating and discharge planning
• Attending and participating in clinical team meetings, Mental Health Review Tribunals and management meetings
• Providing written and or verbal report to Child Protection Case Conferences and other related Children Act proceedings

Key Skills:

• Hold a recognised professional qualification in Social Work
• Be registered with HCPC
• Have detailed knowledge of safeguarding legislation, policies and procedures
• Be skilled in developing positive relationships with external and internal departments, family, carers and other stakeholders
• Be a confident IT user
• Able to work as part of a team
• Able to use regular supervision and training to reflect on practice and develop new skills
• Have proven knowledge of relevant legislation including Mental Health Act 1983/2007 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 as it relates to social workers.


• A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
• Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
• The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
• Maternity leave at 3 month's full pay and 3 month's half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
• 2 weeks paid paternity leave
• Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
• Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
• A range of staff discounts
• Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

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