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Social Worker
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Bodmin Hospital
£35,392 - £42,618 Per Annum
Salary period
25/06/2024 23:59

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Social Worker

Band 6

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Strategic Themes

Great Care

  • Care based on what matters to people.
  • Care provided at home or close to home.
  • Improvement through learning, research and innovation.
  • Prevention and alternatives to hospital.

Great Organisation

  • Buildings that support health and wellbeing.
  • Technology enabled care.
  • Care teams are supported by responsive corporate services.
  • Safe, efficient, effective and productive.

Great People

  • A place people love to work and feel valued.
  • Living our values with staff (all voices count).
  • Attract, grow and develop talent.
  • Leaders with compassion, who continuously learn and listen.

Great Partner

  • Encourage and enable effective partnerships.
  • Joined-up community services.
  • Work with others to maximise workforce opportunities.
  • Reduce our impact on the environment.

 At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time enthusiastic, vibrant, Social Worker, to work in our Community  branch of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Service, We are based at the Bodmin Hospital site in Cornwall.

The Community Mental Health Rehabilitation team provides a service across the whole county of Cornwall supporting people recovering from complex and enduring mental health issues. The team operates alongside the inpatient facility, Fettle House, allowing the team to follow through a service offering a specific pathway for the patients as they resume/ establish independent lives outside of the hospital setting.

We take a person-centred approach in developing individualised dialogue plus care plans. In addition, the post holder will have a key role supporting and supervising junior team members as well as participating in the continued review and development of the rehabilitation service. Regular individual support and supervision is provided. This is a full-time post working 9-5 Monday to Friday.

Whether you’re already living in Cornwall or looking to relocate, you could take the next step in your career and benefit from living in a beautiful part of the country whilst making a real difference to individuals lives on our case load. We are proud of our innovative and patient safety focused culture. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange a visit to the unit to find out more.



Main duties of the job

• To provide experienced social work advice and information to other professionals within the team in relation to the legal frameworks across Social Care, Health and Criminal Justice.
• To communicate difficult and challenging information to patients and carers
• To work closely with patients who have difficulties in managing their emotion and behaviour
• To line manage and support the development of more junior staff such as Social Inclusion Workers in the team.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health.  We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability. 

 We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK. 

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff. 

 We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.  Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner. 

 Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.  As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.  


Person specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experienced in delivering care/support to adults with mental health issues
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Ability to form positive therapeutic relationships with service users and carers

Qualifications and Registration

Essential criteria
  • Must have a Social Work qualification
  • Registered Social Worker with Social Work England

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleAge positiveInvestors in People: GoldImproving working livesMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerNHS Rainbow badgeArmed Forces Covenant

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lynda Hogg
Job title
Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Team
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
Additional information

Team Secretary     Morwenna can-Fox   01208251373

Please note we are not accepting any communication from Recruitment Agencies at the current time.  Please refrain from Sending the Trust CV’s as this does not count as an introduction

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