Forensic Community Social Worker - Oxford
Oxford Health NHS Trust
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The Forensic Community Social Work Team is currently undergoing a new re-modelling of service as part of the Thames Valley Forensic Mental Health service initiative to enhance the quality of care it provides to service users in their own homes. The new service will become a Specialist Community Forensic Team (SCFT) once the re-modelling process is complete.
As a result, we are looking for two highly motivated Social Work professionals who are keen to utilize their skills, and experience, to bring the social care perspective into the forensic mental health community setting, to support new and existing service users in the team in their recovery journey. The posts will be suitable for experienced candidates who are resilient, enjoy working as part of a multi - disciplinary team, and are sensitive to the needs of mental health service users, and their relatives in the community.
Main duties of the job
- To carry out the role of Care Co-ordinator to an allocated number of service users and take responsibility for ensuring that individual care is assessed, planned, and reviewed as part of the Care Programme Approach.
- To provide a social care service to an allocated number of service users and their carers who are accepted by the Forensic service.
- To initiate and maintain good links with local authorities of the area of origin of Extra Contractual Referral patients (ECR) within the service.
- To have direct contact with service users via casework and input to a clinical treatment programme. This will include undertaking social circumstances report, Mental Health review Tribunal reports, Managers Hearing report and section 117 Aftercare responsibilities.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.
Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people's homes, delivering care as close to home as possible
Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive:"Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team"
Our values are:"Caring, safe and excellent"
At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:
- Excellent opportunities for career progression
- Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development
- 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service
- NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
- Competitive pension scheme
- Lease car scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Mental Health First Aiders
- Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)
- Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team
These are permanent positions and will be based at Oxford Clinic Littlemore Mental Health Centre site in Oxford.
This post attracts a RSU Lead of £1,446 per annum on top of your annual salary.
Please see JD/S attached for more detail.
Knowledge, Training and Experince
Communication and Relationship Skills
Analytical & Judgment Skills.
Planning and Organisational Skills.
Responsibilities for Service Users Care.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).