This is an exciting opportunity for Social Workers to apply to work at Broadmoor Hospital (Crowthorne, Berkshire). A brand new state of the art hospital opened in December 2019 and we are now seeking to recruit to a number of posts within the existing team.
Broadmoor Hospital is one of three High Secure Hospitals within England. The Hospital is responsible for the care and treatment of adult males detained under the Mental Health Act, who require a high level of security to protect others and themselves. The Social Work department is well integrated within the Hospital, working closely with patients, their families, other disciplines and external stakeholders.
Ealing Adults Service, working within West London NHS Trust, delivers a forensic social work service within Broadmoor High Secure Hospital. We work within well-resourced multi-disciplinary teams, contributing to risk assessments and care planning for patients who require a high level of security. We address the social care needs of patients within our service. Social Workers operate to the recently devised Forensic Capability Framework (2016).
This is an exciting time to join an experienced Social Work team as patients, staff, carers and stakeholders begin to see the benefits that the brand new hospital provides in terms of recovery and rehabilitation.
Whilst it is desirable for candidates to have experience working within forensic and mental health settings, applications will be considered from qualified Social Workers working in other areas, as long as they can demonstrate strong transferability of skills.
Please note for these posts, that applicants must have completed their ASYE before we can consider you for these posts.
Additional AMHP allowance available of £2,546.00 per annum.
We are seeking to recruit professionally qualified Social Workers, with experience of working with adults with mental health needs and personality disorder or an ability to demonstrate strong transferable skills into this area of Social Work.
Applicants will need a good knowledge in relation to the Mental Health Act, Criminal Justice legislation, Safeguarding and MAPPA along with the ability to effectively risk assess. You will be an excellent team player, able to work with confidence in multi-disciplinary teams, within a challenging and high profile environment. You will be required to write high quality reports, undertake detailed assessments and lead on safeguarding issues.
For these posts, you will be supported by an experienced team, with regular supervision and excellent training opportunities.
Applicants must be registered with Social Work England.
Ealing council is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults. This post will also be subject to an enhanced DBS, Ealing’s enhanced vetting process, and an initial probationary period.
For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Daniel Anderson, Social Work Manager on 01344 754538.