Forensic Social Worker - West London

Posted 20 March 2024
Salary £26 - 30 per hour
Discipline Social Workers
Contact NameCameron McCoy

Job description

Dynamic Opportunity: Locum Forensic Social Worker Wanted!

We are looking for the very best social workers to work with our client in Central London. If you’re looking for your next challenge, congratulations! You’ve just found it!

Here are the need-to-know details:

  • Job Title: Social Worker
  • Band 6
  • Location: Central London
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Schedule: 9-5 Monday to Friday 
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Rate of pay: £26-30 p/h umbrella days
  • Must holder a Valid Full UK Drivers License

Position Overview: We are seeking a skilled and compassionate Forensic Social Worker to provide specialized care to individuals with mental health needs within the forensic setting. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in mental health nursing and a commitment to promoting recovery and rehabilitation for individuals with complex mental health issues.

You will contribute fully to risk assessments and care pathway planning. You will work to the principles of the Recovery Model and will provide a social care perspective to patient care planning. You will have an active role in working closely and supporting the families and Carers of patients. You will take a lead on ensuring safeguarding adult and children concerns are progressed, working closely with the Team Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive nursing assessments and interventions for individuals within the forensic mental health system, including those in correctional facilities and forensic psychiatric hospitals.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to develop and implement individualized care plans tailored to the unique needs of each patient.
  • Conduct therapeutic interventions and facilitate group therapy sessions to support patients in developing coping skills and addressing underlying mental health issues.
  • Coordinate discharge planning and transition services to facilitate successful reintegration into the community.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical documentation in accordance with professional standards and regulatory requirements.

Requirements and qualifications required for this role:

  • Current and valid registration with the SWE.
  • Proven experience as a social worker.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality patient care.

Benefits of working with Hunter Gatherer Mental Health:

  • Quick & simple online registration.
  • Join the community and be part of a network of like-minded, conscientious locums with shared values for patients and clients.
  • As part of the HG Ventures Group of Companies you’ll get bi-weekly payments you can trust.
  • Represented by Mental Health sector experts, we listen, understand your needs, and represent you professionally.
  • A long-term relationship based on trust and understanding.
  • Access to the very best roles nationwide.
  • As part of the Hunter Gatherer Mental Health network, you will be appropriately marketed, in a consultative manner, taking the burden of business development away from you.
  • Market knowledge, advice and knowledge sharing on market trends and opportunities.
  • Access to exclusive Hunter Mental Health events and discounted CPD.
  • Customer service, it’s a simple philosophy but one we are passionate about.

How to apply:

If this job sounds perfect for you, please call our team on 0203 475 4175.

You could also send your CV to to find out more about other Social Worker  roles we have available.

Not available for this position? Recommend a friend or colleague! We operate a simple and transparent scheme – we pay you £250 for a successful placement (qualifying period applies).

About us:

Hunter Gatherer Mental Health are one of the UK’s leading specialist Mental Health recruitment agencies.

Our job is to listen, respond and support you in your career goals. To understand your needs and partner with you to help you achieve them. We’ll always be by your side finding you the right job at the right time, with friendly, caring service. What’s more, we pay leading rates with multiple pay runs each week, so you’ll never be left waiting. Just one of the reasons for our group's excellent 4.7 Google rating.

Oh, and we’re also one of the top 10 UK Best Small Companies to Work For…