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Senior Practitioner - Forensic Mental Health Service

Job reference: HQ00086633
Up to £32.00 per hour
Senior Practitioner, Social Worker


This vacancy has now expired.

Senior Practitioner, Mental Health Forensic Service

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full time as a Senior Practitioner within a Mental Health Forensic Service Team based in Hackney. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in adult services and be registered with the HCPC.

The pay rate for this locum Senior Practitioner job is £32 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an ongoing contact.

Requirements of the Senior Practitioner:
- Degree or equivalent in Social Work
- Current HCPC registration
- Significant senior level frontline experience with Adult Services
- Experience working as a Senior Practitioner

Responsibilities of the Senior Practitioner:
-To provide a comprehensive Social Work Service to all patients within the unit. This includes active contribution of the social care perspective to forensic risk assessment and care planning.
- To act as Social Supervisor for certain discharged patients subject to Home Office Restriction orders and to act as nominated Care Co-ordinator for certain other discharged patients.
- In accordance with local policy and good practice guidance, to manage issues of confidentiality in relation to all patients, including those with high media profile.
- To ensure a high standard of record keeping.
- To prepare full written reports for CPA review meetings, First-tier Tribunals and Hospital Managers Hearings. To provide statutory reports as required by the Ministry of Justice. To offer considered recommendations.
- To initiate contact with families and informal carers and undertake formal Carers Assessments in accordance with statutory legislation.
- To participate in enquiries regarding victim/community sensitivities, where clinically appropriate. This may include direct contact with victims or their representatives.

This Senior Practitioner job is advertised by Jake Merry; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.