An opportunity has arisen within the Forensic Outreach and Liaison Service (FOLS) for an M10 Senior Social Worker (37 hours a week).
For an informal discussion, please contact Rosalind Green (Clinical Director/Forensic Social Work Consultant) on Tel: 07341737674
Interview Date: TBC
About the role
The Forensic Outreach and Liaison Service (FOLS) is a community-based service in Sussex providing holistic support to individuals with a mental health issue that relates to their offending/risk behaviour. The main focus of this exciting role will be to provide support in the community to a small caseload of individuals with mental health and offending behavior.
We are looking for a Social Worker who is enthusiastic, dynamic, are able to demonstrate a strong sense of initiative based in Brighton, adapting to any given situation, and who work well as part of a team. A friendly and caring attitude, a sense of humor and being supportive to your colleagues is also important. You will carry out Care Act Assessments and devise robust risk management plans, whilst implementing bespoke interventions in your role as a Social Supervisor/Lead Practitioner. The role encompasses both working as an experienced Social Worker with service users but also by having skills in leadership, supervision and service development and improvement, your role will be diverse and exciting.
We can offer you smaller case load, training opportunities whilst you are working in a supportive environment within a specialised team.
Work is varied, fast paced and demanding. The needs of the service mean the post holder must be flexible in their practices. We can offer opportunities for continued professional development, regular supervision and support. The FOLS also has regular CPD days which are bespoke to the team and quarterly forensic Social Work forums. All we ask is that you are committed to delivering a quality service to those under your care and that you are passionate in regards to developing and improving service provision. We will ensure you have a suitable induction period, and training will be provided according to your needs, along with support and weekly reflective practice from an experienced MDT.
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours 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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.