Social Worker
Ref: CYG11661

  • Location
  • Cygnet Appletree, Fredrick Street North, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8NT
  • Salary
  • Up to £30,000pa DoE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 27/11/2020

  • Are you a skilled and enthusiastic Social Worker seeking a new challenge where you can make a positive difference?

    An exciting opportunity has become available for a Social Worker to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Appletree.

    Cygnet Appletree, near Durham, is a mental health hospital for women that includes Pippin Ward, a specialist PICU service and Bramley Ward, an acute service for women.

    Your Day-to-Day…

    • You’ll be working 40 hours a week alongside a team of experienced Social Workers with an emphasis on patient contact and face-to-face work with individuals.
    • Work in partnership with service users, their families and other stakeholders to support patient’s progress through their treatment pathway
    • Ensure that patients and their families/carers are aware of their legal rights
    • Take a lead role in safeguarding within the multidisciplinary team
    • Forge links and maintain contact with external agencies
    • Lead on assessing and supporting the social care needs of patients
    • Provide written reports to the Mental Health Review Tribunal, Hospital Managers , and other key professionals                                      

    You are…

    • Registered as a Social Worker with Social Work England and have a relevant Social Work qualification
    • Experienced in working in a mental health setting, or passionate about working in this field
    • Highly knowledgeable of the Care Act, Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act, as well as
    • GDPR and patient confidentiality
    • Able to confidently apply the principles of safeguarding adults in practise
    • One years’ experience working as a Social Worker
    • An excellent communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills
    • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • Skilled in report writing with excellent literacy skills and attention to detail


    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • Salary of up to £30,000 per annum
    • Monthly reflective practice, expert supervision & peer support
    • Free Lunch
    • Employee referral scheme
    • Pension scheme
    • “Cycle to Work” scheme & excellent employee discount savings


  • Job Description
  • JD_Social_Worker_Appletree_22.10.2020.docx

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