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Date Added: Fri 02/07/2021

Lead Forensic Social Worker

Berkshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £45000 - £50000/annum

Lead Forensic Social Worker - Battersea - Low Secure Unit - £45k

This service, part of a smaller independent group, is looking for an experienced social worker to take the lead within a 22 bed low secure unit, which houses males with enduring mental illnesses or complex needs - paying a salary of up to £45,000.

The focus on quality of individual care, where tailoring of care to help encourage positive patterns of behaviour and coping mechanisms is at the forefront of practice, and ensure individuals can return to their homes is demonstrated by their Good CQC rating.

As the lead, and only, social worker in the small team you will be taking the lead on maintaining the high standards of safeguarding; this will include ensuring fellow staff are familiar with developments in forensic practice, as well as being a resource to help inform the decisions of colleagues.

In order to be the centre of such practice you will need to have knowledge and experience of the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Care Act 2014 and the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 for assessing the social care needs of people with learning disabilities and/or complex mental health needs.

To apply please send your CV or call (phone number removed) so we discuss in further detail.

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