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Social Worker




St John's House, St John's House, Lion Road, Palgrave, IP22 1BA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£27114.04 per annum


37.5 per week

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

Our service is based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and provides a range of assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and specialist residential services to over 90 adults with a learning disability in a range of different environments suited to their individual needs including medium, low secure and rehabilitation.

In addition to a learning disability, many of our patients have complex needs including forensic histories, mental illness, ASC and Personality Disorders.  Most patients are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.


Job Advert Role Description

Our Social Worker role involves:

  • Delivering a set of agreed service -level standards within a personalised Recovery Model of intervention.
  • Undertaking to complete comprehensive social histories and risk assessments
  • Coordinating discharge-planning
  • Providing consultancy and training in safeguarding vulnerable adults and children
  • Writing MHT reports, attending  hearings and providing oral evidence
  • Undertaking carer assessments and carer support.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Being Committed to anti discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice, and to empowering service-users to the fullest extent
  • Liaison with external  statutory agencies  including police, local authorities and probation


To be successful as Social Worker, you’ll need:

  • To hold a social work Qualification recognised by the Health care professional council.
  • To be registered as a social worker with the Health care professional council.
  • To have good understanding of the mental health and mental capacity acts and the code of practices.
  • (Level 2)   Qualified, Experience of working with people with a learning Disability, with forensic backgrounds.
  • (Level 1)   Qualified, experience Social worker who will be prepared to develop Forensic skills and knowledge of Learning disability and Mental disorders under supervision.

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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