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Priory Hospital Preston, Rosemary Lane, Bartle, Preston, PR4 0HB

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

The Priory Hospital Preston has established an excellent reputation for offering calming and recovery focused residential treatment for up to 38 service users.


Due to the expansion of the hospital, in autumn 2024, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time social worker.  The ideal candidate for this role will:


•          Conduct comprehensive and objective evaluations of the client's current status, environment and functional abilities, including risk assessment of clients, staff and wider community.

•          Manage an assigned caseload ascertaining the socio-economic circumstances of clients, ensuring that relevant people are made aware of the situation. Maintain associated records.

•          Assist with safeguarding issues and take appropriate action with those statutory services, service users and relatives support.

•          Assist and support colleagues and relatives in understanding and interpreting changes in legislation and statutory provision.

•          Collaborate and act as main contact between relatives, agencies, and other official organisations, coordinating negotiations and communications regarding admissions, discharges and long term needs.


You will have a social work degree, hold HCPC registration and have a sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Children's Act and Safeguarding. (training can be provided). Along with experience working as a qualified practitioner within a relevant 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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