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Lead Social Worker - Multidisciplinary Team

  • Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Benefits
  • Location: South West London, London
  • Date posted: 07-08-2018
  • Sector: Local Authority, Social Work
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00003729_1533629943

Charles Hunter Associates are currently assisting a Medium Secure Mental Health Hospital based in Roehampton to recruit for a permanent Lead Social Worker, the lead Social Worker will provide professional social work direction and support across the unit.

Our client prides themselves on being one of the lead specialist healthcare providers. They seek a process driven Lead Social Worker to help them in their goal to achieve outstanding CQC reports.

Benefits to you as the Lead Social Worker:

  • Laptop and mobile supplied
  • Flexible working where possible
  • 28 days' annual leave
  • Local government salary-related pension offered
  • Discounted childcare vouchers
  • Option to join the car lease scheme

Responsibilities of the Lead Social Worker:

  • As Lead Social Worker you will provide high calibre visible social work leadership and give your input across the unit
  • You will work with the multi-disciplinary team to promote and enhance social work practices and services to the highest standards
  • You will be required to provide social work advice based on sound evidence and best practice to members of the multi-disciplinary and senior management teams
  • Compiling comprehensive social history reports on all residents especially in the assessment process
  • Ensuring that residents are aware of their rights to Mental Health Review Tribunals (MHRTs) and make appropriate arrangements for their legal representation
  • Ensuring that reports are provided by Social Workers representing the purchasing authority and are made available to Mental Health Review Tribunals
  • Making recommendations on the practice and development of social work within the unit to the Unit General Manager

The requirements of you as Lead Social Worker:

  • Be fully registered with the HCPC and fully qualified
  • Have experience in a secure unit, with current or previous Forensic Mental Health knowledge.
  • You will have a strong practical understanding of the Mental Health Capacity Act.
  • You must have previous Supervising Social Work experience.
  • Be a car driver and owner

Location: Roehampton
Salary: £51k +Benefits

If you would like more information on this Lead Social Worker role, please get in touch today on 0118 948 5555 or email

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