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Social Worker




Priory Hospital Roehampton, Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5JJ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


salary dependant on experience



Job Advert - Division Information




Job Advert Location Description

London’s Priory Hospital Roehampton provides world class treatment for a range of mental health requirements, including depression, anxiety, stress, and eating disorders.

Job Advert Role Description


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

London’s Priory Hospital Roehampton provides world class treatment for a range of mental health requirements, including depression, anxiety, stress, and eating disorders.

Main Purpose  

To support and lead on safeguarding cases within the hospital. Too provide safeguarding advice to consultants, staff and patients within the hospital. Work directly with adults and young people where safeguarding concerns have been raised, ensuring they understand the process and follow through any actions that may need to be taken.

Key Accountabilities

1: To support and manage safeguarding concerns within the hospital

2: To attend various meetings within the hospital to offer input from a safeguarding perspective

3: To offer safeguarding advice and support to staff within the hospital

4: To complete direct work with both adult and child patients when safeguarding concerns have been raised

5: To complete Social Circumstances reports when required

6: To liaise directly with external agencies such as the police, local authorities and community mental health teams when safeguarding referrals are needed. 

7: Support patients with key social factors such as housing, debt management, benefits

8: To provide various reports when required

9: To provide Level 3 Safeguarding training (full training provided)

10: To be the link Social Worker for our adolescent eating disorder ward which will entail attending ward rounds, CPA meetings and conducting direct work with patients.


To promote safeguarding policy and procedure within the hospital


To provide a high quality service; which will contribute towards the hospital objectives in order to provide patients with a greater service and experience.

Knowledge & Skills

A degree in Social work

HCPC registration

The role requires a good knowledge of safeguarding for both adults & children.

The role requires someone with good interpersonal skills, who is able to work with an empathetic approach whilst maintaining professional boundaries.


Experience working as a practitioner within a relevant setting where the role holder has gained first-hand experience working in safeguarding, implementing the processes and procedures required under current legislation.  

Autonomy & Impact

At times the role holder will be required to work independently within the hospital.

The role holder will be provided with regular clinical supervision from the Lead Social Worker.

The role holder will be provided with full training and a continuation of training opportunities

Intelligent Problem Solving   

The majority of problem solving relies upon acquired knowledge and experiences where the regular challenge for the role holder is to manage the conflicting interests and differing expectations of the patient, their relatives, health authorities, social services, benefit agencies and other key professionals. The role holder needs to keep abreast of the latest changes in legislation and statutory regulations.


The role holder will be responsible for supporting the Lead Social Worker in promoting safeguarding within the hospital.

Communication & Interaction

Excellent communication skills are essential; the role holder must be able to work with empathy in what are often difficult and emotive situations.

The role holder will need to nurture and maintain good working relationships with staff within the hospital as well as external agencies.

Working environment  

The role holder will be provided with their own working space in an office shared with Lead Social Worker.

Special Features

Some aspects of the role may require the role holder to travel externally to training, meetings, and conferences. 

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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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