Head of Social Work
Cygnet Health Care
London, United Kingdom
6d ago

Are you an experienced and qualified Mental Health Social Worker? Cygnet Healthcare has an exciting opportunity to work with and support our services users.

Cygnet Hospital Stevenage offers a range of secure mental health services for men and women in a purpose-built therapeutic environment where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery.

A range of therapies supports the care pathway towards independent living. A HCPC Registered Social Worker, you ll work closely with staff to provide for our inpatients complex needs and requirements, creating relevant treatment goals, in liaison with health and social care agencies.

Managing and minimising risk where appropriate, you ll be actively engaged in the training and supervision of junior members of staff and students.

  • You ll bring with you a Social Work Degree and have at least 2 years experience working with mental health patients within a dynamic MDT;
  • experience of supervising staff and / or students; experience of safeguarding adults and children and investigations. Possessing knowledge and understanding of relevant mental health legislation, you ll have experience in effective communication with families and external agencies.

    Able demonstrate the abilities, experience and skills needed to deal effectively and constructively with conflict in challenging situations, you have taken an active part in service improvement and in developing your knowledge and skills.

    In return, you ll receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits including : - Teaching and CPD programmes - Generous study and exam leave -

    Financial support for further training and personal development - Active participation in clinical governance - Appraisal and peer supervision -

    Possible rotation between services - Contributory pension scheme - Free life insurance - Subsidised meals on duty - Comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre -

    Health Cash Plan If you believe you have the experience required for this role we are keen to hear from you, please apply by clicking the link below and our recruitment team will be intouch shortly. n / k

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