Adult Social Worker - Hospital Discharge - Mental Health

Qualified Social Worker – Hospital Discharge - Mental Health – North London

Role:  Qualified Social Worker  
Location:  North London
Team: Hospital Discharge - Mental Health
Pay:  £32 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Adult Social Worker to join our Hospital Discharge Mental Health Team in North London. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of individuals with mental health needs, facilitating their safe and effective discharge from hospital settings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients' needs and risks to ensure safe discharge planning.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor care plans in collaboration with healthcare professionals, patients, and their families.
  • Provide expert advice and support to multidisciplinary teams on mental health legislation and best practices.
  • Work within statutory guidelines and policies, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Liaise with community services, healthcare providers, and other agencies to arrange appropriate follow-up care and support.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case records and documentation.


  • Qualified and registered as a Social Worker with Social Work England.
  • Proven experience in mental health social work, preferably within a hospital discharge setting.
  • Strong understanding of mental health legislation and safeguarding procedures.
  • Excellent assessment, planning, and intervention skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and under pressure.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay rate of £32 per hour.
  • Supportive and dynamic working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Flexible working arrangements.

Why choose Sheldon Phillips to find your next role? It's simple: we're not pushy or overly persistent. We understand that you want to be heard.

Our priority is to proactively seek the roles you desire, not just the ones that benefit us financially. Our success comes from making your job search our top priority.

Interested in learning more about the Qualified Social Worker role in North London? Contact Holly Chupka at 01635 226350. Plus, refer a friend to us, and if we place them, you'll receive a generous £300 referral bonus (terms and conditions apply).