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Forensic Senior Social Worker

  • Job reference: CASSWHA
  • Location: West Sussex
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: We are currently recruiting an experienced Senior Social Worker for a permanent position in Hassocks, West Sussex

Salary - £30 - 40k
Hours: 37 full time

As a part of this role, you will be responsible for:

*Overseeing safeguarding and coordinating the onsite safeguarding committee with
regards to concerns
*Identifying and contributing to the assessment of our patients
*Contributing to the provision of multi-disciplinary pre-admission of patients
*Conducting collateral interviews with patients, family members, victim and community
*Compiling statutory reports and other documentation
*Attending case conference meetings and presenting relevant reports
*Attending s117 after-care planning meetings, as well as Mental Health Review Tribunals and Management Hearings
*Line managing and supervising all social workers on site
*Acting as the main contact between relative agencies and other official organisations
* Implementing new services for our site

To be considered for this role, you will need to have the following experience/qualifications:

*Have 2/3 years minimum experience working as a Social Worker
*Degree in Social Work (CSS or CQSW / DIPSW / ASW)
*General Social Care Council (GSCC) registration
*Must have detailed knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of relevant
*Must have experience within a Forensic / Criminal Justice / Mental Health setting
*Experience within a leadership position is beneficial
*Experience of working with multi-disciplinary projects or working within an in-
patient setting is beneficial
*Proof of continuing professional development


*Private Medical Cover and Life Assurance
*Relocation allowance (please get in touch for more details)
*25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
*A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
*Life Assurance
*Career development
*Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym
membership and shopping discounts)
*Free meals and parking on site

Call Cheyenne Atkinson @ Service Care Solutions on 01772 208962 or send your updated CV to