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Forensic Social Worker

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Adult Care Operations and Health
Work Location
Langdon Hospital, Dawlish  EX7 0NR
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Occupational group
Social Care & Health
Salary details
£31,401-£35,229 per annum (plus £3,500 supplement for AMPHs)
Job term
Appointment type
Full Time
Closing Date
24 February 2019
Interview date
For an informal discussion please contact
James Garratt 01626 884507
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Devon County Council seeks to recruit a creative practitioner to the post of Forensic Social Worker / Approved Mental Health Professional. You will have good risk assessment skills, and a clear understanding of the challenges facing people with a diagnosis of mental health combined with offending behaviours. You will be joining an established and supportive team of forensic social workers.  This opportunity offers a limited caseload within an inpatient setting, dynamic multidisciplinary working and a beautiful setting with great facilities.

We are happy to receive applications from experienced social work practitioners and AMHPs.

You will be attached to a Multi-disciplinary Team, providing a comprehensive social work service to a client group within a medium and / or low secure environment comprising of mentally disordered people detained under the Mental Health Act. You will actively
contribute a social perspective to forensic risk assessment and care planning, be the safeguarding lead within the Multi-disciplinary Team, prepare and present reports for Mental Health Tribunals, and provide links between the inpatient service, carers and families, partner agencies and community teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a forward looking, developing organisation committed to providing a stimulating and educative working environment. 

Visit also: www.devonpartnership.nhs.uk.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.

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