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Priory Hospital Altrincham, Rappax Road, Hale, Manchester, WA15 0NU

Priory Group Division



£32,500 - £36,013 dependent on experience


37.5 Hours per Week

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Location Description

The Priory Hospital – Altrincham is part of the Priory Group, Europe’s leading provider of specialist treatment in mental health.  The hospital has an established reputation for providing the highest standards of care together with an extensive range of clinical services.  The hospital has residential facilities for 56 inpatients as well as day care and outpatient services. 

Job Advert Role Description

The hospital currently has a vacancy for a full time Social Worker to work with our CAMHS, specialist ED inpatient services, the role holder will also be expected to work with our adult inpatient services to provide cover for annual leave and/or other absences.

The role holder will be responsible for the following:

  • Conducting comprehensive and objective evaluations of the client's current status, environment and functional abilities, including risk assessment of clients, staff and wider community.
  • Managing an assigned caseload ascertaining the socio-economic circumstances of clients, ensuring that relevant people are made aware of the situation. Maintain associated records.
  • Assisting with Safeguarding issues and taking appropriate action with those statutory services.
  • Assisting and supporting colleagues and relatives in understanding and interpreting changes in legislation and statutory provision.
  • Collaborating and acting as main contact between relatives, agencies, and other official organisations, coordinating negotiations and communications regarding admissions, discharges and long term needs.
  • Providing training to staff on adult and child safeguarding (appropriate training provided by company for this element of the role)
  • Candidates will possess a social work degree and hold HCPC registration and have a sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Children's Act and Safeguarding.
  • Candidates will have experience working as a qualified practitioner including experience relevant within a mental health setting.

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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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