Lead Social Worker
Gilbert Meher
North London
2 months ago

The Company

The service is a 50+ bed hospital in North London and is situated with very good transport links. The site provides; medium secure, low secure and acute services.

My client is one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, promising a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development.

Across their network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, they are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Job Purpose

The Acute Services are now open and provides a newly refurbished environment. The successful candidate will be involved in ensuring that this new service is functioning well and where required, dealing with any emerging snagging issues that may arise.

As a lead Social Worker you will be a member of the multi-disciplinary team developing and delivering care and ensuring the patients receive a holistic standard of care.

Main Responsibilities

· Identify any social issues which a patient may be experiencing and ensure these are addressed within risk assessments and care plans and make sure the patient is supported.

· Create links between the care team on the ward and the patient’s community team, ensuring that early discharge planning is arranged and community teams are fully up to date and aware of the care pathway of the patients.

· Develop links between different agencies within a patient’s local community, for example Care Co-Ordinators, MAPPA, families/carers and future possible placements.

· Act as the Hospital’s Designated Safeguarding Officer, maintaining links with Enfield Council, escalating safeguarding concerns and monitoring any ongoing safeguarding concerns.

· Take a proactive approach in supporting the wards within the hospital with monitoring any safeguarding concerns amongst the patient group on the ward, ensuring the safety of patients at all times.

· Complete investigations into incidents in the hospital and feedback this to the Senior Management Team.

· Investigate complaints made by patients in the hospital as required by the Complaints and Compliance Administrator.

· Support carers and family members of patients, signposting them towards appropriate links within their local community to ensure they receive the appropriate support.

· As the leader of the department, you will actively engage within the Clinical Governance of the hospital, attending meetings, providing feedback to other hospital leaders and working towards the agreed goals and objectives of the hospital.

· The hospital is targeting a rating of at least a “good” in any future CQC inspections, and you will be leading your team and ensuring they are meeting the expected standards in any inspections.

· Have a good understanding of the forensic framework which underpins policies and protocols within a Medium Secure Hospital.

· Deliver supervision to members of your team on a monthly basis. You will manage your team’s annual leave, allocation of caseloads and ensure the team are meeting expectations and are achieving the KPIs appropriate for the team.

· Engage in supervision once per month with your Line Manager

· The department is expected to have student Social Workers, and you will oversee the mentoring of students, arranging student placements and developing links with local universities

Essential Experience/Requirements

· Minimum 3 years post-qualified experience

· Experience working in a similar team with similar levels of responsibilities.

· HCPC Registration

· Recognised Social Work Degree

· Enhanced DBS

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £40,000.00-£45,000.00 per year

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends