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Social Worker - Forensic Mental Health

Social Worker - Forensic Mental Health

Posted 28 June by REED Health & Care
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Social Worker –Forensic Mental Health Team – East London

Summary of Responsibilities and Personal Duties:
The Forensic Directorate of East London NHS Foundation Trust provides the regional forensic service to the Trust boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, and additionally the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. The inpatient units consist of the John Howard Centre (medium-secure) in Hackney, and Wolfson House (low-secure) in the Finsbury Park area.

The service meets the specialist needs of mentally disordered offenders, the majority of whom are admitted via the criminal justice system. Forensic Social Work Staff are employed by the London Borough of Hackney. The Forensic Social Work Team provides a social care service to inpatients and community patients, working closely with families and other carers.

The area served is ranked highly on indices of social deprivation and constitutes a high morbidity area both in terms of psychiatric admission and crime rates; the two major determinants of demand for specialist forensic services. The local demography reflects a highly diverse and mobile population.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 
• To provide a comprehensive social work service to all patients within the unit. This includes active contribution of the social care perspective to forensic risk assessment and care planning.
• To act as Social Supervisor for certain discharged patients subject to Home Office Restriction orders and to act as nominated Care Co-ordinator for certain other discharged patients, as determined on clinical grounds.
• To liaise effectively with statutory and non-statutory bodies in formulating comprehensive assessments of need and in identifying appropriate resources for service users.
• In accordance with local policy and good practice guidance, to manage issues of confidentiality in relation to all patients, including those with high media profile.
• To ensure a high standard of record keeping.
• To prepare full written reports for CPA review meetings, First-tier Tribunals and Hospital Managers Hearings. To provide statutory reports as required by the Ministry of Justice. To offer considered recommendations.

Benefits of this Qualified Social Work role includes:
• Competitive rates of pay
• Strong management and supervision
• Manageable caseloads
• Long contracts available
• Low staff turnover

You will need to have:
• HCPC Registration
• Post Qualified experience as a Social Worker
• Eligibility to work in the UK

Why Reed?
•Dedicated expert consultant
•Online timesheets & pay management
•Automatic invoicing (Ltd Co)
•Regular progress reports and face-to-face service reviews
•Office hours 8am-6pm to provide support/advice
•Recommend-a-Friend bonus for referrals
•Substantial Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Fund to put towards training or other development
•Reed Rewards and Holiday pay (PAYE only)
• Personalised CV service

Interviews are taking place immediately so please apply now to avoid disappointment! Alternatively, for more information or if you are a Qualified Social Worker looking for a role within a different team please contact kingsley.brown@reedglobal.com

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