Senior Social Worker - Low Secure
Grade - Band 6 - Professional
Essex / Basildon
Part Time - 22.5 hours a week
Salary: £31,469 - £38,861 dependant on experience plus London Fringe Allowance £1,250 pro rata
This is an exciting opportunity to work part-time as Senior Social Worker within the Essex service.
Firstly, a bit about us
St Andrew's is the UK's leading mental healthcare charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare, and a top 20 charity overall. We have a multi-disciplinary team of over 4,500 staff who deliver world-class, innovative and holistic care each day across our five locations.
As a charity, all of our profits are re-invested into new services and new facilities, a legacy which has carried on through our 178 year history. Today we proudly continue to build world-class mental healthcare services - with Europe's largest adolescent unit recently opened. And because we're independent, we have the flexibility to make a real difference in the world of mental health. Joining us is your chance to make a big contribution to the lives of some of society's most vulnerable people.
St Andrew's is a registered charity and is a national resource taking referrals from all parts of the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Social Worker within St Andrew's Essex. The Essex Service provides recovery and rehabilitation treatment for low secure mental health service users with mental illness, as well as those with forensic background. The service in Essex caters for around 75 adult service users, with Mental Illness, Complex needs, Personality Disorders and Psychiatric Intensive Care.
The Role & Person
The successful applicant 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 in the specialist area.
You should be in receipt of a Degree or Diploma in Social Work or equivalent and have some experience with Mental Health Legislation including the Care Programme Approach
Joining our friendly social work team, you will be managed by a Lead Social Worker and are accountable to a Clinical Lead. We provide regular supervision, annual performance review and opportunities for development.
The applicant will need to qualified with at least 2 years post qualifying experience, and preferably some post qualifying education in either practice educating, BIA or AMHP.
You will be responsible for providing supervision to other social workers, undertaking investigations and leading on safeguarding.
Rewards and Benefits
We offer an excellent benefits package including:
• Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities
• Pension and life assurance
• Sickness policy on par with the NHS
• 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 further after 10 years' service
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Healthcare cash plan
• Free parking
• Paid DBS application
You will also be part of a great team, giving you plenty of exposure to mentoring and coaching and extensive opportunities for continuing professional development, training, and career progression.
If you feel this is you then we'd love you to apply here.
Closing date: Sunday 24th March 2019