Mental Health Social Worker

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Category
    Public Sector - Social Care
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

Position: Mental Health Practitioner

Location: Ealing

Duration: 3 Months +

We're looking for a Qualified Social worker to improve the outcomes for forensic psychiatric patients and their families/carers and the public, while working in partnership with other agencies to ensure smooth care pathways and expedite timely discharges.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To monitor and assure high professional standards of practice and performance in all aspects of service delivery.

  • To contribute a forensic social work assessment of patients being considered for admission where an appropriate social care issue has been identified.

  • The assessment and supervision of forensic psychiatric adult and adolescent patients in order that statutory duties towards such vulnerable adults/children are met.

  • To undertake follow up social supervision of discharged patients in the community as required,

  • To recognise the risk indicators of different forms of abuse and neglect and take a lead on safeguarding within multi-disciplinary team on issues relating to safeguarding adults and children in accordance with the relevant local policy and procedures.


  • Professional social work qualification

  • Registered with Social Work England

  • Post qualification experience of working in a statutory forensic mental health, personality disorder or learning disability setting.

  • Specialist expertise in a relevant are of practice.

If you would like to find out more information about this opportunity please get in touch.

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Please apply with your CV to: Darian Forsyth