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Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division





15 hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group and is one of the UK's leading centres for the treatment of individuals, families and couples facing a wide range of psychiatric conditions. It has eight different wards, including: three acute wards, a Psychiatric Intensive Care unit, a Specialist Eating Disorder Unit, a private ward and a Rehabilitation & Recovery ward.  

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced social worker to join our well established therapies team. The role will involve working in our Specialist Eating Disorder Unit and across the rest of the site.

As a Registered Social Worker, you will deliver high quality care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice that comply with Social Work England Code of Practice. The post holder will co-ordinate, negotiate and manage the mandatory processes and procedures to ensure the unit’s compliance with current legislation and statutory regulation. Taking appropriate action to maintain a humanistic and compassionate ethos whilst working with complex situations of social need and risk, including balancing competing views and rights. The role includes working with the Multi-Disciplinary Team to deliver person centred care in a collaborative way, focusing on personalisation and recovery.



• To have a clear understanding of Safeguarding and the relevant processes.

• To bring clear focus on the rights of all service users and their families.

• To work as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, focusing on prevention and early intervention

• To undertake assessments, care plans and where required Tribunal Reports to determine eligibility and support the access to services under relevant social care framework.

• Be able to identify and address social exclusions, its causes and effects on mental wellbeing and mental health.

• To work with service users to resolve their own problems and make their own sustainable support arrangements, which might include social care and health resources.

• To work in partnership with service users wherever possible.

• To promote empowerment, equality and social inclusion.

• To work alongside the service user and their carers supporting them with issues including housing, employment and finances. Striving to support social inclusion.

• Enable service users, as far as possible to be fully involved in their care and treatment.

• To work with service users to support their discharge in terms of planning, aftercare and community support as required.

• To promote carers’ rights and access to assessments and resources.

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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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