Forensic Social Worker - Senior Practitioner (Community Forensic)

43599.00 - 45594.00 GBP Annual
07 Mar 2021
08 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in East London

Forensic Lead Allowance of GBP1,446 p.a. (subject to review)

The Forensic Directorate of East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) is the specialist forensic mental health provider to East London. Forensic Social Work staff are employed by the London Borough of Hackney.

ELFT's community forensic service is a multi-disciplinary service currently based in Hackney and covers the boroughs of Hackney and Newham. It is likely to expand to cover other east London boroughs in the near future.

We are looking for an experienced mental health social worker to join this exciting service. You will have a DipSW or equivalent social work qualification and will hold current Social Work England registration.

An Enhanced DBS check is required.

Hackney is one of the UK's highest performing local authorities, serving one of London's best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 21 March 2021

Interviews: TBC (31 March 2021)

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.