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Social Worker Hospital Responsive Service
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/117671/15993
  • Published: Mon 26/07/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 11/08/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £32,910 - £35,745
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN2 5BE

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Social Worker Hospital Responsive Service

Job introduction

We are looking for a full-time qualified social worker who has strong assessment and communication skills, an excellent knowledge of relevant legislation, such as the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act, and someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary setting.  Applicants must have completed their ASYE.

About You

Alongside our health colleagues the successful candidate will:

  • Work with individuals, families and carers in accordance with relevant statutory legislation and will embed consideration of strengths and relationship-based practice into their assessment processes.
  • Be confident in their knowledge and experience of safeguarding vulnerable adults and the assessment of risk.
  • Understand the importance of information and advice in supporting people to maintain their own independence and wellbeing.

Closing Date: 11 August 2021

Interview Date: TBC

About the role

About Us

Brighton and Hove is a vibrant and exciting place to live and work and an opportunity has arisen to join the Hospital Responsive Service social work team.

Both the acute and community arms of our wider team have seen their roles significantly evolve in recent years as we have been at the forefront of changes with the hospital’s Discharge to Assess model. This has meant our team work with people in the acute setting as well as those in community settings after a period of time in hospital. This can be either in health beds whilst the person is benefiting from rehab or in the person’s home. We also work with those who need support to prevent a hospital admission including playing a role at the front door of the hospital by working with our health colleagues in the Emergency Department.

We are a friendly and supportive team working in a busy environment; although working under pressure we maintain high professional standards of practice and are committed to ongoing professional development. The successful candidate will be expected to work across all settings. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Anna Curtis, Operations Manager or Jane Higgins, Operations Manager on 01273 696955 ext 4001.

We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you show how you meet the Person Specification when applying; not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.