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• Suffolk County Council – Landmark House, Ipswich, IP1 5PB - Hybrid
• £38,925 - £44,305 per annum (pro rata for part time)
• 37 hours per week - Flexible working options available
• Permanent
• One off retention payments paid on completion of 2, 3 and 5 years' service at £1000, £1500 and £2000 respectively
• *If applicable an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Honorarium of £2,929 per annum, paid monthly, and any additional AMHP hours paid at £22 per hour

We are looking to recruit a permanent Forensic Social Worker to join our Countywide Forensic Mental Health Team within Adult Social Care. We are a family-friendly organisation and we want to support you to find a work-life balance, motivating you to be the best social care professional you can be.

Whilst it is desirable for candidates to have experience working within forensic and mental health settings, applications will be equally considered from qualified and Social Workers working in other areas, as long as they can... demonstrate strong transferability of skills.

Suffolk is only an hour outside London and is increasingly attracting talented people who are choosing a lifestyle that offers opportunities and variety. Find out about our beautiful county of Suffolk and see what a wonderful place it is to live and work Visit Suffolk | Welcome to Suffolk

Join a service with Gold Social Work England award for Newly Qualified Social Worker of the Year and Silver award for our Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) team.

Suffolk County Council (SCC) Adult Social Care were rated Overall ‘Good’ in the recent CQC Inspection in 2023.

Your roles and responsibilities
• To have direct contact with service users. This will include undertaking social circumstances report, Mental Health review Tribunal reports, Managers Hearing report and section 117 Aftercare responsibilities.
• Undertake the role of social supervisor for adults with restriction orders. Adhere and implement guidance set out by Mental Health Case Worker Section for Conditionally Discharged adults.
• Assessing the social care needs as part of rehabilitation and as part of discharge planning.
• Work effectively within a multi-disciplinary setting and will ensure that effective coordination exists and is maintained, between the various stakeholders involved.
• Demonstrate confident and effective judgement about risk and accountability in decision-making and be able to sustain engagement with fluctuating circumstances and capacities.
• Use professional judgement, employing a range of interventions: promoting independence, providing support and protection taking preventative action and ensuring safety whilst balancing rights and risks.
• Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records adhering to professional standards.
• Take a lead role within the team to safeguard Adults and Children in line with safeguarding policies.

You will need
• Social Work qualification (diploma/degree).
• Current and valid registration with Social Work England.
• At least 1-year mental health experience.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
• Commitment to delivering high-quality care.
• Experience of working within mental health social work is desirable.
• Evidence of Continued Professional Development.

You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (docx) . If you believe you can succeed in this role, apply. Even if you don't meet all requirements, still apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

The team

We are a countywide team, working 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday, in partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust. The team will consist of one Social Worker and line manager. The primary function of the Social Worker is to undertake the Social Supervision role, working with adult’s conditional discharge to the community. This will require liaison with Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust partners, Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and the Ministry of Justice. Additionally, working with adults detained under section 37/41 during inpatient admissions, to support their journey into the community.

We will offer you
• Flexible and hybrid working options.
• You will have regular supervision and opportunities for professional development.
• Opportunity to undertake either Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) or Best Interests Assessor (BIA) training after successful probation period.
• 6 protected days to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) per year.

Empowering Everyone

We are big believers in potential, possibility and the power of different ideas. We are always searching for ways to encourage, respect and enable everyone to be the best they can be. We want to represent the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all individuals, especially those from groups that are currently underrepresented in the organisation, as shown in our Workforce Equality Report

For more information

Please contact Daniel Flory for a casual conversation. You can reach him by calling (01473) 260289 or emailing [email protected]

How to apply

Step 1 - Read the Job and Person Profile (JPP) (docx).

Step 2 - Click ‘Apply Now’ to start your online application.

Step 3 - Upload a CV (without name and personal details).

Please note: Without a CV, your interest will not be progressed. Any supporting documents must be in either PDF or MS Word format.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to the application process before the next selection stage, please contact our Recruitment Team by emailing [email protected] or calling 03456 014412. If you are invited to the next stage of selection, you will have another opportunity to request adjustments for the next stages of the process.

Closing date: 11.30pm, 10 June 2024.

Interview date: 17 June 2024.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. #LI-Hybrid
Ipswich United Kingdom


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