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Senior Social Worker

Job Description

Role: Senior Social Worker
Location: Berkshire
Job: Perm
Salary: Up to 37k depending on experience
Full Time: 37.5 Hours

SCS Recruitment Agency are looking for an Senior Social Worker to work within a 130 Bedded independent hospital which supports service users that require medium and low secure Forensic Mental Health Services. In addition to these services, there is also a PICU Mental Health Service.

You will be working alongside the multidisciplinary team, you will manage and support a complex caseload of 24 forensic service users detained under the Mental Health Act.

You will be responsible for completing CPA reports, Mental Health Tribunals and Managers Hearings, and for assessing service users current social circumstances, analysing the impact on their mental health and providing support in developing feasible plans for their future.

As a senior member of the team, you will lead and promote children and adult safeguarding and will be requested to design and deliver training and supervisions.

A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

Our Senior Social Worker role involves:

  • Taking a lead role within the multidisciplinary teams on non-medical mental capacity issues and best interest decisions
  • Liaising with a host of external agencies to enable them to fulfill their statutory duties, for example, MAPPA, Local Authority Social Services, Police and Probation
  • Supporting carers and families of service users

To be successful as a Senior Social Worker you'll:

  • Good working knowledge of the relevant legislation
  • At least 2 years' experience of working in mental health
  • To be registered with the HCPC
  • CQSW or CSS or Dip SW or Degree in Social Work
  • Understand and champion the social perspective on mental health

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of £36,000
  • 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 Package

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.
To find out more information or arrange an interview please email your CV to or call Cheyenne on 01772 208962
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