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Priory Hospital Marlow, 309 Cressex Road High Wycombe HP12 4QF

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Job Advert Role Description

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and highly skilled Social worker to join an inpatient hospital team for adults with eating disorders in High Wycombe.  This is a 14 bedded, specialist eating disorder service for mixed gender adults.

We offer a warm and nurturing environment where people receive intensive treatment for eating disorders including severe and enduring anorexia nervosa. 

Priory hospital Marlow is looking for a Social Worker and be part of an environment that has a strong emphasis on teamwork as you change lives for the better.

You will work 15 hours a week alongside a multidisciplinary team at Priory Marlow Hospital, a specialist Adults Eating Disorder service with  which empowers recovery in a fast-paced, challenging and fun environment for adults 18 years – 65 years with eating disorders.

You will manage a dedicated caseload with complex care needs and or psychological conditions, which will see you provide social care assessments, implement focused care work on agreed care plans, facilitate group sessions –(safeguarding patients and carers forums) in collaboration with other disciplines and assisting in the assessment of aftercare placements.

Other responsibilities:

•To ensure an accurate holistic and up to date, social history is available for respective adult person, which offers formulations and recommendations

•coordinate and process Section 117 Mental Health Act 83 aftercare plans with the relevant community agencies

•To assist with safeguarding referrals and the subsequent liaison with the Local Authority safeguarding team.

•Support patients with Benefits applications and queries

•Communicating with external care teams around discharge planning.

•Participating in Carers Group

•Safeguarding Lead for the Hospital.

To be successful as a Social Worker you'll:

•Meet the standards set out in the Social Work England Professional Standards

•Have knowledge of social policy, legislation and expertise in social work practice to bear upon the needs of young people

•Be a Registered Social Worker to Social Work England

•Experience working in a similar setting with in mental health service, or in a role with transferrable skills and a clear passion to learn and develop.


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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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