Deputy Lead Social Worker Thornford Park Hospital job in Newbury at Elysium Healthcare Limited

Deputy Lead Social Worker, Thornford Park Hospital

Company: Elysium Healthcare Limited

Location: Thatcham UK

Date Posted:Mar 23, 2018

Elysium Healthcare brings together a unique approach to the delivery of care where the patient is embedded in the heart of all aspects of hospital life. Our inclusive way of working has the patient as a true partner in their care. We recognise that each and every member of staff has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is with their dedication, passion and hard work that we can deliver excellent care programs that truly benefit the patients.Elysium Healthcare has a network of over 40 services strategically placed across England and Wales. Annual salary:£38,500Hours per week: 37.5  Our Deputy Lead Social Workerrole involves:Deputising for the Lead Social Worker and providing support in managing a team of 7 Social WorkersProviding supervision to junior colleaguesA caseload of up to 24 forensic patients detained under the Mental Health ActTaking a lead role within multi-disciplinary teams for child and adult safeguarding Championing the Social Perspective on mental health and recoveryUndertaking social assessments of patients and care plan to address identified needsCompleting reports for CPAs, Mental Health Tribunals and Managers HearingsSupporting patients in developing feasible plans for the future and working towards  discharge Taking a lead role within the multi-disciplinary teams on non-medical mental capacity issues and best interest decisionsLiaising with a host of external agencies to enable them to fulfil their statutory duties, for example: MAPPA, Local Authority Social Services, Police and ProbationSupporting carers and families of detained patientsDelivering safeguarding training within the hospital setting  To be successful as Deputy Lead Social Worker, you’ll need:A good working knowledge of the relevant legislation – Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Care ActAt least 4 years’ experience of working in mental health and currently in a senior roleExperience in providing clinical supervisionBe able to build effective working relationships with patients, their family members and carersTo able to write accurate and timely reportsTo work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary teamTo understand and champion the social perspective on mental health and recovery About our benefitsIn return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:  25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment) A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP) Life Assurance Employee Assistance Services Continuous learning and development Childcare vouchersCareer development Voluntary Benefits  View full job description
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