• Full Time
  • Dartford DA2
  • 29,460 - 31,909 £ / Year

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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  • £29,460 – £31,909 a year

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Dartford DA2

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Social Inclusion Worker, Band 4

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

OXLEAS NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley boroughs as well as specialist forensic mental health services within the South London Partnership.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

The post holder will assist in the overall delivery of care as determined by the lead practitioner; ensuring prescribed care is carried out according to the agreed care plan in conjunction with the multi-professional and multi-disciplinary teams. Social Inclusion workers will support the multi-professional team and contribute to the process of assessment and delivery of care needs to support and develop good clinical practice. There will be an emphasis on supporting the discharge of Service Users from the SLP.
In addition, the post holder will be responsible for providing information, support and advocacy throughout the Unit, to Service Users and Carers.

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children’s centres, schools and people’s homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

We’re Kind
We’re Fair
We Listen
We Care

Under the supervision of the Pathway Co-Ordinator the post holder will: –

Work closely with multi- professionals carrying out specific tasks and direct work with service users and their families.

Work with service users to support and enable them to function at their optimum potential, using the principles of the recovery model within a social inclusion framework.

Provide and maintain a high standard of care in a way that respects the privacy and dignity of the individual service users to promote their independence.

Promote ethically sound practice, including equality of opportunity and ant oppressive practice.

Maintain a personal caseload ranging from information enquires to complex and ongoing emotional support and/or advocacy needs to Carers of people with Mental Health problems.

Maintain strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all service users, conversations and referrals.

Liaise with community agencies Statutory and Non Statutory including primary care and Benefit Agencies

Work within your own sphere of competence recognising when there are times when you need to escalate issues that arise within your role.

Perform other related duties as required.

To apply for this job please visit oxleas.nhs.uk.