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Social Worker




Burston House, Rectory Road, Burston, IP22 5TU

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill supports both male and female patients with varying needs in its Medium Secure, Low Secure, HDU and Acute Wards. Burgess Hill was rated Good by the CQC following their recent inspection.

Burgess Hill is set in 11 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, it has educational, occupational and sporting facilities, including a sports hall, tennis court and gymnasium, along with various communal recreation areas. There is a library, art room and rehab practice kitchen. The site also facilitates and runs recovery college courses

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill hosts a number of staff events throughout the year including an annual Summer BBQ to celebrate staff long service awards. Burgess Hill also has a well attended CPD programme and supports staff in their professional and career development.

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, attendinghearings 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

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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