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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Wedgwood House, Bury St Edmunds
Salary details:
£31,401 - £33,907*
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
23 January 2019 01:00 PM
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West Suffolk Home Treatment Team, Mental Health (Adults), Adult and Community Services.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop the social work role within the West Suffolk Home Treatment Team, as the social worker in this team you will form a pivotal role in the relationships between the Home Treatment Team and the acute wards within Wedgwood House for the Acute Adult Mental Health Services of West Suffolk.

Your role will be to locate acute and later-life beds within the inpatient setting both within and out of the West Suffolk catchment area, and when required to source private beds. The role will require close working with the inpatient settings at Wedgwood House, including assessing service users to facilitate and promote prompt discharge from the wards. It is during these assessments that a decision would be made as to the next step required to support recovery; whether that be Home Treatment Team, step down from hospital services, Suffolk Wellbeing Service or ongoing support from the Integrated Delivery Teams within the locality, therefore assessment skills and knowledge around this area of service provision is essential.

Integral to the role of Bed Co-ordinator will be the professional relationships with Home Treatment Teams, Inpatient Settings, Integrated Delivery Teams, Approved Mental Health Professionals, Admission Prevention and Step-Down Services, Families and Carer’s, and the Bed Management Team in the East of Suffolk and other localities within NSFT.

Suffolk is a unique county with an individual culture and a strong sense of place which presents its own unique challenges and rewards for practitioners. If you are you looking to move to Suffolk, then an attractive relocation package is available to support you.

At Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust we provide mental health, secure, substance misuse and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. We believe in recovery and wellbeing, and we promote physical health, strong relationships and a balance between treatment and continuing an active life.

With around 4,000 staff, we are one of the largest mental health Trusts in the country. Through the provision and co-ordination of cost-effective, high-quality services, with a commitment to research and innovation, we are striving to become a national leader in mental health, wellbeing and whole life care.

You will be required to travel frequently in rural areas, so you must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to personal transport.

A relevant social work qualification and HCPC registration are essential.

* plus £2,593 pa honorarium for full time participation in the AMHP daytime rota (if applicable).

If you would like more information, please contact Jo Bailey on 0771 413 9735.

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This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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