Social Worker
Ref: CYG07380

  • Location
  • Cygnet Kewstoke, Beach Road, Kewstoke, BS22 9UZ
  • Salary
  • £23,783 to £34,580 pro rata (DoE)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 27/12/2019
  • Are you an experienced Social Worker seeking a new challenge where you can make a positive difference?

    An opportunity has become available for to join our team at Cygnet Kewstoke, working 30 hours a week.

    Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke provides an emergency admissions service for men and a pathway for women from low secure to rehabilitation including a specialist service for personality disorder.

    The Opportunity

    To work in partnership with service users, their carers/family, the multidisciplinary team, organisations and others to assist with the recovery process. You will help to inform service user needs / risk assessments, multidisciplinary input and the analysis of risk in relation to offending/re-offending, whilst also leading on the social care needs of the service users.

    The post holder will ensure that service users and their carers are aware of their legal rights and take an active role in safeguarding within the multidisciplinary team. You will also provide a written report to the multidisciplinary team and the allocated care coordinator in the community mental health team for each Care Programme Approach review.

    As a Social Worker you will forge links and maintain contact with other statutory agencies including maintaining links with the local authority holding section 117 MHA responsibilities and criminal justice agencies such as Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), and Victim Liaison Teams and Probation Teams.

    Are you the successful candidate we are looking for?

    ·         A HCPC Registered Social Worker along with a relevant qualification

    ·         Experience working within a mental health setting or Rehabilitation setting

    ·         Understanding of Safeguarding; Health & Safety; Data Protection; Confidentiality Issues; Equality & Diversity

    ·         Excellent interpersonal skills

    ·         The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

    ·         Good literacy skills, attention to detail and the ability to complete comprehensive reports

    In return, we will offer you:

    ·         Support from a Lead Social Worker

    ·         Company pension scheme and free life assurance

    ·         Paid leave for your birthday and anniversary of joining the company

    ·         Free meals

    ·         Opportunities for CPD and further learning and development

    ·         Expert clinical supervision and peer support


    The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

    *Please note - speculative recruitment emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own.*

  • Location Information
  • The hospital has more than 16 acres of landscaped grounds and overlooks the Bristol Channel. This beachside location, just outside Weston-super-Mare, helps us provide a quiet, peaceful and therapeutic environment which can offer service users a broad range of therapies including CAT, CBT, Schema Therapy, EMDR & DBT.

    The hospital provides 58 inpatient beds within a low secure setting, including a male PICU within the same secure perimeter. All bedrooms are single, with en-suite bathrooms, and each of the four wards has its own garden or terrace. There is a fully equipped gym and activities suite.

    Nash Ward – Male Psychiatric Intensive Care, accepting emergency crisis admissions.
    Sandford Ward – Female Acute Inpatient Service, accepting emergency admissions.
    Milton Ward – Female Low Secure Service, supported by DBT, CAT and CBT interventions with an additional drug and alcohol service.
    Knightstone Ward – Female Specialist Personality Disorder Service, supported by DBT and other therapy models to empower service users to make positive changes.
    Cygnet Lodge Kewstoke – Female High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation.

  • Job Description
  • Job_description.docx_SW_Kewstoke.docx

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