Senior Social Worker (CAMHS)

Job Reference: VAC-10841_1515218407
Salary: Up to £42000 per annum
Salary per: Annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: ASAP


The hospital is a bedded Tier 4 CAMHS hospital for young people aged 12 -18 years with a range of mental health disorders and includes adolescent care, acute psychiatric services, and eating disorders.

This exciting and dynamic role will place you at the heart of a clinical team, working closely with patients and other healthcare professionals.

As a Senior Social Worker your main duties will be:

  • Providing social work input to the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients within the service
  • Undertaking pre-admission assessments as part of the unit team and particularly where social care issues appear prominent
  • Compiling a comprehensive social history report on all patients during the Intake Evaluation and contribute to an individualised clinical formulation in the initial CPA meeting
  • Contributing to the multidisciplinary care plan and ongoing risk assessment, risk management and risk reduction
  • Acting as Care Programme Co-ordinator for identified patients within the service
  • Contributing to rehabilitation planning for patients moving through the care pathway to less restrictive environments
  • Ensuring that links are initiated and maintained by Social Workers representing the responsible Local Authority and that attendance at CPA meetings is facilitated and reports provided for MHRT’s
  • To be the nominated Designated Safeguarding Lead with the Lead Senior Social Worker


  • Hold a recognised professional qualification in Social Work
  • Be registered with HCPC
  • Have detailed knowledge of safeguarding legislation, policies and procedures
  • Be skilled in developing positive relationships with external and internal departments, family, carers and other stakeholders
  • Be a confident IT user
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to use regular supervision and training to reflect on practice and develop new skills
  • Have proven knowledge of relevant legislation including Mental Health Act 1983/2007 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 as it relates to social workers


  • A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
  • A range of staff discounts
  • Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

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Each and every candidate we work with is different, and therefore we take the time to get to know you and explore the potential career options that suit you best to ensure that your transition into a new role is both a smooth, stress free and enjoyable experience.

Job Reference: VAC-10841_1515218407

Salary: Up to £42000 per annum

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Job Start Date: ASAP

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