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Social Worker

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Oaktree Manor, Oaktree Manor Hospital, Heath Road, Tendring, Essex, CO16 0BX

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on Experience


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


Job Advert Location Description

Oaktree Manor is a low secure hospital providing care and treatment to adults (male and female) with a primary diagnosis of learning disabilities. Patients are all detained under the Mental Health Act and may have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD); challenging behaviours; dual diagnosis including mental health and personality disorders. We have six wards which provide safe and therapeutic environments for the patient group . Oaktree Manor is in Tendring which is near Clacton on Sea , Essex and has good travel links to nearby towns such as Ipswich, Colchester and also London

Job Advert Role Description

Our Social Worker role involves:

• Conducting comprehensive and objective evaluations of the patients current status, environment and functional abilities, including risk assessment of patients, staff and the wider community.

• Manage, monitor and review an assigned caseload ascertaining the socio-economic circumstances of patients, ensuring that the relevant people are made aware of the patients situation. Maintains accurate and timely records detailing each patient’s rehabilitation / progress.

• To assist with POVA issues and take appropriate action with those statutory services. To apply working knowledge of statutory and company policies and procedures to set a strategy for protecting potentially vulnerable patients.

• Assists and support Lead Social Worker, colleagues and relatives in understanding and interpreting changes in legislation and statutory regulations.

• To collaborate and to act as main contact between relatives, agencies and other official organisations co-ordinating negotiations and communications regarding admissions, discharges and long-term needs.


To be successful as Social Worker you’ll need:

• A degree level social work qualification and GSCC registration, together with a detailed knowledge and comprehensive understanding of current legislation. 

• In-depth knowledge and experience in working within a multi-disciplinary setting in relation to mental, physical conditions and learning disability and the impact on the clients and their extended family.

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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