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Social Worker




Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£25,000 - £35,000 depending on experience


37.5 per week

Job Advert - Division Information


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.

Job Advert Location Description

Set within landscaped gardens, the safe and supportive environment of the Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal offers a comprehensive inpatient specialist mental health service for young people and adults. The service is dedicated to providing innovative, high quality care and treatment for service users with challenging and complex needs, in order to enable their recovery and re-engagement with the community.

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Group is the UK’S leading independent provider of mental health care and education services.  We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment.


The Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal is a specialist provider of complex mental health services, providing clinical excellence in our eating disorders, adolescent, rehabilitation and PICU services. Set within landscaped gardens, Cheadle Royal offers a comprehensive inpatient, specialist mental health service for young people and adults.  The service is dedicated to providing innovative, high quality care and treatment for service users with challenging and complex needs, in order to enable their recovery and re-engagement with the community.  The Hospital employs around 470 staff.

Role requirements:


- 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;

- Ideally, experience working as a qualified practitioner within a relevant mental health setting- final practice placements in such a setting will be taken into consideration.


Key duties will include:


- Receive, record, advise on and oversee actions relating to all safeguarding concerns raised by and about patients.

- Build effective working relationships with patients and their families, in order to support their needs during admission and at discharge.

- Attendance at ward rounds, CPA reviews and multidisciplinary meetings as required.

- Provision of written input to CPA and other relevant reports.

- Support all wards and units to ensure reporting to bodies such as the CQC and Local Authority is undertaken in line with legislation and policy.

- Maintain strong links with the local authority and partner agencies.

- Assist with child and adult 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.


In return we will give you:


- A competitive salary

- Enhanced maternity pay in line with the NHS

- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays - pro rata for part time

- Birthday holiday - your birthday as an extra days annual leave

- Sick pay (after qualifying period)

- Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

- Free parking

- Online benefits and cashback rewards

- Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

- SMART Pension option





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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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