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Social Worker




Priory Hospital Burgess Hill, Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time




37.5 hours 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

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill is a specialist service providing care for people with mental illnesses. 
We have a male acute service, a male high dependency unit, a female low secure unit. 
The site employs a full multidisciplinary range of services to provide rehabilitation and/or stabilisation of mood and behaviour. We provide individual treatment programmes with time-lined goals and objectives to support the patients to achieve optimum rehabilitation or behaviour stabilisation, to achieve their potential and to work towards successful, sustainable discharge.


Job Advert Role Description

We are currently looking for a qualified Social worker to join our Therapies team, using their skills, knowledge and understanding of practice to provide a Social Work Service to patients within the secure environment. 

You will be responsible for:
•  Identifying and contribute to the assessment and management of risk, whilst balancing the need for public protection
•  Offering a Social Work perspective to work with patients and the multi-disciplinary team, highlighting and challenging discriminatory structures and practices where identified
•  Acting as the main contact between relatives, agencies and other official organisations taking a lead in negotiations and communications regarding patients, co-ordinating multi agency liaison
•  Assisting and supports regional management in developing and implementing new services
•  To act as Appropriate Adult (under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act) for patients when required

Experience and qualifications required:
•  Degree level Social Work qualification
•  Registration with GSCC (RSW)
•  Detailed knowledge and understanding of current legislation
•  Experience within a similar setting (forensic, criminal justice or mental health) 

Our benefits:
• Excellent salary
• Free on-site parking
• Free meals on duty
• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
• Enhanced maternity pay
• Contributory pension scheme
• Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
• Access to development opportunities
• Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
• Leadership & management development
• Long service award
• Refer a friend bonuses
• Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs) up to £3000 (Terms apply

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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