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Lead Social Worker – ABI/Mental Health – Secure Hospital

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Warrington, UK
£38,700 GBP p/a
6th April 2020
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Job Description: Lead Social Worker – ABI/Mental Health – Secure Hospital

Lead Social Worker – ABI/Mental Health – Secure Hospital
Salary: £38,700
Compass Associates are proud to be working with a leading provider of private mental health, learning disabilities and neurological services to recruit a Lead Social Worker in Cheshire.
This is a full time, permanent role which is based at a secure hospital for males with challenging behaviours and complex needs due to acquired brain injuries. There are also specialist wards and facilities for males with dual diagnoses, autism, learning disbailities and other mental health conditions. The hospital is comprised of low secure, medium secure and locked rehab wards (3 x ABI wards, 1 x deaf mental health ward and 1 x autism ward). The service provides a low stimulus environment and has excellent facilities including patient café, multi-sensory spaces, therapy suite, IT rooms, activity workshops and gym with qualified instructor.
As the Lead Social Worker, you will supervise Junior Social Workers, work directly with Service Users, take the lead role regarding children visiting the hospital, write detailed court reports, attend tribunals and liaise regularly with Social Services and families. You’ll be a senior member of the MDT which also includes Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, PBS Therapist, Specialist Nurses, Occupational Therapists and SALTs.
Commutable from: Manchester, Liverpool, Nantwich, Warrington, Widnes, Runcorn, St Helens, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Macclesfield, Altrincham, Stockport, Bolton, Wigan and nearby towns.
The Candidate
Essential criteria:
  • A recognised degree or diploma in Social Work
  • Full registration with Social Work England
  • Good knowledge of mental health legislations including Mental Health Act 1983, Criminal Justice System and Children Act 1989
  • Adult mental health experience (ideally forensic)
  • Paid leave for your birthday
  • Buy extra or sell unused annual leave
  • Life assurance
  • Company pension
  • Enhanced maternity package
  • Free parking
  • Free meals on duty
  • Annual pay/performance reviews
  • Staff wellbeing scheme
  • CPD opportunities
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Retail discounts
  • Car salary sacrifice
Interview Process
One stage interview on site with the Hospital Director and Head of Psychology.
Contact details
If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please contact Lynette Robb directly on 0161 509 0419. Alternatively email an updated CV to   
Compass Associates Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer a £200 John Lewis voucher for a successful recommendation following the completion of probation/rebate.
Compass Associates, established in 2009, is an award-winning, UK specialist Health and Social Care Recruitment Consultancy providing tailored, high quality recruitment solutions for all permanent assignments.   
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