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Social Worker - Band 6

Band 6

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Specialist Services – Mental Health
Band 6
18.75 hours per week
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HMP Brixton
£36,481.20 to £44,044 pa Inc Inner London HCAS
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Barnet Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust, providing both mental health and community services, is an organisation that is going places!

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.​

Social Worker - Band 6

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is responsible for providing mental health services for people of all ages across the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, as well as providing some specialist services across the whole of North London and beyond.

Since January 2011, the Trust also provides adult and children’s community health services in Enfield, following the transfer of Enfield Community Services from NHS Enfield.  Please note - Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust will only accept on-line application forms.

North London Forensic Service is rated OUTSTANDING by the CQC and we have partly achieved this rating by recruiting outstanding staff and offering them unrivalled career and training opportunities.

We are currently recruiting for staff into our prison healthcare services based in south London within HMP Brixton. This a Category C resettlement prison with an operational capacity of approximately 800 spaces including a significant cohort of older adults.

The team embraces a recovery and well-being stepped model of care and emphasis is placed on ensuring a smooth transition into the community at time of release. The successful applicant will help in identifying those who present with both mental illness and neurodevelopmental disorders and then consider appropriate care pathways.

Although it would be beneficial, you do not need to have had previous experience in working in a prison setting as a thorough local induction and training package will be provided.

What you will need is a professional qualification in Social Work and at least 1 years’ experience post qualification. Of utmost importance is for you to have both the desire and ability to work compassionately with complex men who are often in acute distress. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a calm disposition and the ability to negotiate and work in partnership with other agencies and the prison is also required.

Free use of gymnasium and staff subsidised restaurant are available on site for staff to use.

The service operates week days 9.00am until 5.00pm. For an informal discussion and/or visit please contact John Martins Team Leader on 0208–588-6161.

Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close vacancies before the stated closing date if sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore please apply as soon as possible.

Should you not hear from us within three working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.

Interview date: Week commencing 2nd of September 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

John Martins

Team Leader

0208 588 6161


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