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Social Worker

Reference

PRI32600

Location

Priory Hospital Glasgow, 38-40 Mansionhouse Road, Glasgow, G41 3DW

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Salary

£32,000

Hours

30

Job Advert Role Description

The Priory Hospital in Glasgow is a 32-bedded psychiatric hospital that provides medical and therapeutic treatment to patients with addictions, acute mental health issues, and eating disorders. 

We are seeking to recruit a fulltime social worker to be based in our Eating Disorder Unit, to work alongside a full clinical team in supporting up to 23 female inpatients.

The Eating Disorder Unit accepts referrals from private patients, Scottish NHS Board, and NHS Commissioning bodies in England.

The Priory Hospital in Glasgow is a 32-bedded psychiatric hospital that provides medical and therapeutic treatment to patients with addictions, acute mental health issues, and eating disorders. 

We are seeking to recruit a fulltime social worker to be based in our Eating Disorder Unit, to work alongside a full clinical team in supporting up to 23 female inpatients.

The Eating Disorder Unit accepts referrals from private patients, Scottish NHS Board, and NHS Commissioning bodies in England.

The post holder will be responsible to provide a social work service for patients and their families and carers.   Duties will include assessments, providing verbal and written evidence to support treatment and discharge planning, taking a lead role in delivering our Carers Support Strategy, support with welfare benefits, housing related matters, and liaison with external agencies and addressing discharge and aftercare issues.  Social workers, working within multi-disciplinary clinical teams, are key professionals regarding the assessment and management of risk and public protection requirements.

Our service provides high levels of therapeutic care that is under-pinned by evidence-based knowledge, delivered by a highly experienced team. Our individualised and group treatment programmes have clearly defined goals and outcomes for our patient group.

                       

Responsibilities:

 

•           Qualified social worker status (BA/ MA/ DipSW or recognised equivalent);

•           Current registration with the Health & Care Professions Council;

•           Sound knowledge of relevant legislation and policy including the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act, Children’s Act and Making Safeguarding Personal;

•           Build effective working relationships with patients and their families in order to support their needs during admission and at discharge;

•           Attendance at and contribution to ward rounds, family meeting, case conferences and multi-disciplinary meetings as required;

•           Provision of written input to relevant reports;

•           Supporting wards and units to ensure reporting to bodies such as the Health Improvement Scotland, Mental Welfare Commission, Local Authorities, and NHS Commissioners is undertaken in line with legislation and policy;

•           Assist with adult and child safeguarding issues and take appropriate action with relevant statutory services;

•           Assist and support colleagues and relatives in understanding and interpreting legislation and statutory provision, particularly when these change;

•           Where necessary, collaborate and act as main contact between relatives, agencies, and other official organisations, coordinating negotiations and communications regarding admissions, discharges and long term needs;

•           Bring a holistic social work perspective to a varied MDT and promote social work values and anti-oppressive practice

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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.

Disclosure

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.

Closing Date

27/12/2019