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Qualified Social Worker - Forensic Mental Health - North London

  • Location

    North London, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £28.00 - £30.00 per hour + Depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Holly Astrop

  • Contact email:

    holly@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    30

  • Salary low:

    28

  • Job ref:

    REM-90438960_1572435228

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Duration:

    On-going

  • Expiry date:

    2019-11-29

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Qualified Social Worker to work within a Forensic Mental Health Team for a Local Authority based in North London.

Job Purpose

  • We are seeking a motivated individual to join the North London Forensic Service team of 18 social workers.
  • The service provides care for mentally disordered offenders who are detained under the MHA within medium and low secure settings including specialist services for women and patients with a learning disability

The candidate will have forensic mental health practice experience and in line with the Forensic Mental Health Social Work:

Capabilities Framework will bring a social perspective to the multi-disciplinary team, deliver social interventions and discharge statutory duties including working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders and agencies; ensuring that effective bridges are built between in-patient detention and community discharge which will promote social inclusion and recovery.

Main tasks will focus on;

  • Working with approximately 20 patients across 2 wards & 2 MDT's (reduced case load for part time post), assessing risk and social care needs and identifying appropriate discharge pathways
  • Responding to Safeguarding concerns, (adults and children)
  • Applying legislation and guidance in practice eg. MHA, MCA (assessments of capacity), Care Act, Criminal Justice Act, Children Act, HRA, DVCV Act etc.
  • Working with families, victims and family victims, making referrals to MAPPA, MARAC
  • Completing various social work reports e.g. MHT & MHAM (presenting report to the MHT & MHAM hearings), CPA, social circumstances admission reports etc.
  • Holding in balance public protection with risk assessment and the least restrictive option.
  • Working alongside a community social worker from the patient's Responsible Borough to complete, Care Act Assessments, housing and funding panel applications.

You will need to be:

HCPC registered

Eligible to work in the UK

Why Choose Remedy?

Competitive pay rates

Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies

1st tier agency

Up to £250 for each social work professional you refer to us who we place*

If you are interested and would like to find out more please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV directly