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Forensic social worker – Wells Unit (part time 17.5 hours)


Salary: £33,291 - £38,799 pa (inclusive)
Job reference: EJR009669
Application closing date: 13/06/2019

Part time - 17.5 hours per week (but can be matched with another area of the service to make a full-time post)


Ealing Council delivers a forensic social work service across medium and low secure settings within the West London forensic service based in Southall and Middlesex, and works across three clinical service areas; men, women and adolescents.  We currently have a vacancy within our Adolescent Unit.  This is a part-time vacancy but can be matched with another area of the service to make a full-time post.


The Wells Unit is a 10 bed secure unit for adolescent boys (aged 13 to 18 years), detained under part II or part III of the Mental Health Act and who require assessment and treatment within conditions of security.  We are looking for a social worker with experience of working in a CAMHS or youth offending service; or a mental health social worker with experience of working with children and young people.


You will work as part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team providing a direct social care service to the young people and their families.  You will maintain links with all relevant partner agencies to ensure effective multi-agency participation in the care planning process.  You will maintain high standards of professional practice and to be responsible for social work provision in accordance with the legislative and regulatory framework, national standards and departmental and host NHS Trust guidance and procedures.


You will take a lead on Safeguarding Children within the multi-disciplinary team, in accordance with relevant policy and procedures, and liaise directly with the safeguarding lead for the forensic service for this purpose.


This post provides a unique opportunity for a forensic social worker to work in a small but highly specialist area of the service.


Practising AMHPs are entitled to an additional allowance of GBP 2,448 per annum.


Ealing council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.  The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


This post is subject to Ealing's enhanced vetting process.


This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role.  This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.


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