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Senior Social Worker
  • Employer: Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Reference: EPUNFT/20/119541
  • Published: Tue 21/01/2020, 14:15 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/02/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £37,570 - £43,772 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Essex

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Senior Social Worker

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton. CQC says we’re still GOOD and now we’re OUTSTANDING for caring!

We employ 5,000 people working across more than 200 sites.

Our vision is “working to improve lives” and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open.

Our services include:

Mental health services

We provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes treatment in secure and specialised settings.

Community health services

Our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in people’s homes.

Learning disabilities services

We provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities.

Social care

We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently.

We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities.

In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working opportunities, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this the Trust also offers a generous relocation package where applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

We are looking for a Social Work mental health practitioner to be part of a ground-breaking new team, improving the lives of forensic mental health service users.

EPUT has been chosen by NHS England to pioneer a new approach to support forensic service users in the community instead of in secure hospitals to improve quality of life, reduce inequality, and give hope to people who may have been detained for many years. It also saves significant expenditure on hospital care, which can be reinvested into community services.

This role is a rare chance to be part of shaping a new service, providing opportunities to develop your skills and your career. You do not need previous experience in forensic services, or in working in the community, as training will be provided.

The new team will work to transition service users out of secure settings, and support their ongoing recovery in the community. It will provide care coordination and intensive multi-disciplinary and multi-agency input, for as long as is needed – which may be lifelong.

You will work closely and assertively with inpatient services to identify service users who are able to transition into the community, and co-produce plans to facilitate this transition.

You will work collaboratively with service users and their families / carers in a recovery-focused, strengths-based way manner, identifying appropriate goals to promote their recovery as the Care Coordinator for a small caseload of service users within a full MDT across Essex.

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;


Season Ticket Loans

NHS discounts for staff

Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762 per annum)

Thinking of returning to practice as an Allied Health Professional (AHP)

Closing date: 23 February 2020

Job Reference: 364-A-1680-A