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Senior Social Worker




Priory Hospital Burgess Hill (D11), Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





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

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill is located in beautiful West Sussex and offers the opportunity to gain experience across many specialist mental health disciplines including Secure Services, a DBT Locked Rehabilitation service, HDU Services and Acute care.


With a CQC rating of GOOD across all 5 Key Lines of Enquiry, you would be working in a forward thinking hospital dedicated to supporting our patients recovery, alongside a highly skilled and dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Job Advert Role Description

The Priory Hospital Burgess Hill are currently looking for an experienced forensic Senior Social Worker to provide support to our service users at our in-patient hospital based in Burgess Hill.


As a part of this role, you will be responsible for:

- Overseeing safeguarding and coordinating the onsite safeguarding committee with regards to concerns

 - Identifying and contributing to the assessment of our patients

 - Contributing to the provision of multi-disciplinary pre-admission of patients

 - Conducting collateral interviews with patients, family members, victim and community professionals

 - Compiling statutory reports and other documentation

 - Attending case conference meetings and presenting relevant reports

 - Attending s117 after-care planning meetings, as well as Mental Health Review Tribunals and Management Hearings

 - Line managing and supervising all social workers on site

 - Acting as the main contact between relative agencies and other official organisations

 - Implementing new services for our site


To be considered for this role, you will need to have the following experience/qualifications:

 - Degree in Social Work (CSS or CQSW / DIPSW / ASW)

 - General Social Care Council (GSCC) registration

 - Must have detailed knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation

 - Must have experience within a Forensic / Criminal Justice / Mental Health setting

 - Experience within a leadership position is beneficial

 - Experience of working with multi-disciplinary projects or working within an in-patient setting is beneficial

 - Proof of continuing professional development


Our Benefits:

 - Private Medical Cover and Life Assurance

 - Relocation allowance (please get in touch for more details)

 - 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

 - A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

 - Life Assurance

 - Career development

 - Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership and shopping discounts)

 - Free meals and parking on site

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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