Hours of work: 16 hours per week
Working pattern: part-time
Closing date: Sunday 9 August 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Rosalind Green - Professional Lead for Social Work in the Forensic Services on 01323 444194.
About the role
The Forensic Outreach and Liaison Service have an exciting new opportunity for a Social Worker to join our Forensic Social Work Team. The post will focus on the Transforming Care Agenda and will initially work with clients placed in hospital settings to develop care pathways to meet their individual needs. Your role will focus on improving transitions for clients through the secure hospital system so that their time spent in hospital is reduced and their pathway back to the community is improved.
The Social Worker will also work with community service providers to enable them to more successfully support this cohort of clients following their discharge from hospital.
The Forensic Outreach and Liaison Service is looking for an individual who is self-motivated, dynamic, able to demonstrate a strong sense of initiative, adapting to any given situation, but who works well as part of a team.
This is an interesting post which offers the opportunity to work in partnership with people in a multi-disciplinary way. You will also be working across both the Community Learning Disability Services, Mental Health in Adult Social Care, inpatient and community services.
Communication will be a core component of this role and you will need to draw upon your experience of how to navigate complex care pathways.
Specialist assessments and robust risk management plans will be central and of fundamental importance.
You will need to have an understanding of the Transforming Care Agenda and experience of working with people with a Learning Disability and/or Autistic Spectrum Condition and Mental Health.
The post will be based on the Hellingly site but travel to hospital sites across the country will be required.
The part you play will ensure our service continues to develop, giving positive outcomes for vulnerable people who are assessed as meeting Adult Social Care’s eligibility criteria.
A commitment to your own professional development is also required and in return good support and encouragement is always available.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.