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Social Worker - Neuropsychiatry

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Social Care
clinical allowance £1641
Expiry Date
04/08/2017 13:30:00
Social Worker – Neuropsychiatry PathwayLocation:  NorthamptonBand 5Salary: £26,336 - £29,329 plus clinical allowance of

Job Description

Social Worker – Neuropsychiatry Pathway
Location:  Northampton
Band 5
Salary: £26,336 - £29,329 plus clinical allowance of £1641
Hours:  Full time 37.5 hours per week
Would you like to be part of our social work team, holding a case load with complex cases in this specialist area?
Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare
We’re the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care. The Neuropsychiatry Service consists of 185 patients and offers care, treatment and rehabilitation for adults and older adults with challenging behaviour and complex needs.  The service is committed to caring for patients in the least restrictive clinical environment appropriate for their safety needs and in a manner that facilitates treatment and rehabilitation objectives.
Your role with us
The post is open to qualified and newly qualified Social Workers & the salary offered will reflect any post-qualification experience and skills.
You will be a member of the multi-disciplinary team and have good communication and interpersonal skills.  There is an expectation that the post holder will seek to develop their skills in the specialist area of Acquired Brain Injury, Dementia or Huntington’s disease.  A good working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and the SafeGuarding processes under the Care Act 2014 will be required.
The post offers opportunities for the successful candidate to develop in-depth work and creative with patients detained under both civil and criminal sections of the Mental Health Act 1983 and patients managed under DoLS and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.  The work offers the opportunity to see complex patients through to successful discharge. 
Social Workers throughout the Neuropsychiatry Service are managed by a Lead Social Worker and the successful candidate will receive supervision from the Team Senior Social Worker. Regular supervision is provided and opportunities for development both in social work and other related practice issues are provided and encouraged. 
You will be registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council ( HCPC) and there will be opportunities for training to ensure re-registration.  There will also be opportunities to undertake Practice Assessor and BIA training after successfully completing the ASYE award, leading to being able to develop graduate trainee social workers and undertake the BIA role. 
We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, sickness policy on par with NHS,35 days holiday, life cover, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & access to vocational qualifications.
We would love you to apply or for further information, please contact Terry Henson (Lead Social Worker) on 01604 616732
Closing Date:   30th July 2017