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Social Worker - Level 3 (37 Hours) (Weymouth)

Salary details: £33782 - £38890

Dorset Council
Occupational group
Health & Social Care
Salary details
£33,782 - £38,890
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Margaret Brennan / Marc Flute
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 362060
Closing Date
18 April 2021 11:00 PM
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This is an exciting opportunity for a keen social worker to join the Community Mental Health Team at a time when we are going through a Transformation Programme, which will give us a wider scope for opportunities and training, working in collaboration with our health colleagues.

The role comprises of completing Care Act assessments, support plans for those who are complex and vulnerable. Many are s.3 patients, 117's and therefore they must receive good quality care, shaped around the recovery model. Many of our patients have psychosis, dual diagnosis and an array of other mental health conditions, which makes the post interesting and worth while.

We work closely with psychiatrists, psychology, CPN's and our hospital psychiatric units in order to minimise risks and attend CPA meetings.

It can be a challenging environment, but it is a good supportive team and ongoing training will be given, along with regular supervision.

We also deal with Transition cases, Assertive Outreach, CAMHS, Children's services GP's, and the police, as and when needed.

You must be an experienced Level 3, Grade 11 Social Worker with good verbal communication and written skills. A high degree of understanding the MCA , Human Rights and Court of Protection, along with Dols and submitting applications to 117 panels for funding.

What you will be doing 

You will need to be confident and are able to complete person centred, Care Act assessments with good risk assessment skills and able to work in a busy MDT team with both social and health colleagues.

A comprehensive understanding of legislation is essential for this post.

About you  

  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Good risk assessment skills.
  • Able demonstrate research skills, work collaboratively with in house and outside agencies.
  • We do not case manage patients in our team, as our role is the complete the social care assessment and support plans, providing support from voluntary agencies, support groups CCG and social care.

Additional Requirements

  • DBS for both adult and children
  • Driving Licence
  • Two recent references


Working at Dorset Council 

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 


For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about 


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You must have a degree in social work/Occupational Therapy or equivalent, be registered with the HCPC and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

This post has a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the council) available for use as required.

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