An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the GHC Social Care Hub as a Band 6 Social Worker based at Invista. This is a newly created post within the Trust and a service development that will take integrated Mental Health Social work practice in Gloucestershire forwards to meet professional challenges of delivering an effective and responsive service.
If you think you could:
- Work alongside service users who experience serious mental illness and support enabling social care provisions
- Work alongside the social work and community teams providing evidence based interventions, assessment and support planning to meet Care Act / Section 117 aftercare eligible needs
- Plan and organise your caseload effectively
- Prepare care plans and work out provisions costings accurately
- Plan services using community facilities and creative care opportunities
while at the same time maintaining the high standards of practice, then this could be the role for you.
You will need to offer:
- Ability to work flexibly, you will be based at Invista but will need to be able to travel around the county and out of county.
- Sound knowledge of mental health issues.
- Experience of The Care Act and its principles, section 117 aftercare.
- Willingness to undertake training and continued professional development.
Main duties of the job
Work with allocated individuals who have social care needs and serious and enduring mental health difficulties.
develop and provide social care / health evidence based interventions for individuals of working age managed through the Social Care Hub.
Ensure a clear focus on recovery and social inclusion.
Support and supervise both registered and non-registered staff.
The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
23 December 2022
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.
A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.
To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.
Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.
- Social Work Qualification
- Social Work England registration
- Care Act knowledge and skills
- Mental Capacity Act / Mental Heath Act
- Experience of working with adults with enduring mental health problems
- Practice Educator
- Experience of supervising staff
knowledge and skills
- Care Act application to practice
- Evidence of continuing professional development
knowledge and skills
- Current legislation
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).