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Social Worker
Ref: CYG11661

Cygnet Appletree,
Up to £45,760pa DOE
Full Time
Closing date
Monday 24 May 2021

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 £45,760 per annum
  • Monthly reflective practice, expert supervision & peer support
  • Free Lunch
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • “Cycle to Work” scheme & excellent employee discount savings


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