Senior Social Worker | Community Mental Health Team

Reference:
SA091216
Sector:
Social Care
Salary:
up to £25 Per Hour
County:
West London
Contract Type:
Temporary

To provide a care coordination and approved social work service to adults with severe and enduring mental health problems in the Community Mental Health Team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To carry a caseload and act as a care co-ordinator for service users within the context of the Care Programme Approach. 
  • To act as an Approved Social Worker or if not, to undergo Approved Social Work training.
  • To undertake needs assessments and risk assessments with service users referred to the team.
  • To attend case conferences and CPA review meetings and represent the department at Mental Health Review Tribunal and manager’s hearings.
  • To attend appropriate meetings including team meetings.
  • To keep abreast of legislation, and both government and departmental policies and procedures.
  • To maintain appropriate and timely records.
  • To attend regularly for supervision.
  • To maintain links with professional colleagues within the mental health service, the Department and in the statutory and voluntary sectors.
  • To attend training when required.
  • To undertake such other in relevant duties as may be required.
  • To ensure service is delivered within the Council’s Equal Opportunities and Employment Policies.
  • The duties and responsibilities outlined in this job profile are indicative of the role, however they are not exhaustive and may be subject to change. In addition, you will be required to undertake other reasonable duties as directed by your manager.

All staff are expected to carry out their job in compliance with the Councils Constitution. This means being familiar with the policies and procedures relevant to the job and asking for information and advice if you are unsure of the correct course of action. The Council’s Constitution is published on the Internet. 

Technical and Job Specific Requirement 

  • DipSW or equivalent
  • To undertake this position, you must be able to meet the registration criteria set down by the General Social Care Council.
  • Experience of working with adult service users with Mental Health problems, from a range of ethnic and cultural groups.
  • Post qualified experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems.
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the various levels of disadvantage which may impact in diverse communities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and guidance, including Mental Health Act 1983 and the Care Programme Approach, NHS and Community Care Act 1990, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Children Act 1989.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the various levels of disadvantage which may impact in diverse communities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in writing and verbally, with service users, carers and other professionals.
  • Ability to apply the principles of equal opportunities to the duties of the post.

Specifications

Please note that this is a post that does not require an AMHP to practice. Role/responsibility - Staff supervision as well as managing an allocated caseload within a Community Mental Health Team. Deputising for Manager and taking leadership role within the assessment part of the team. Good working experience in adult mental health as well as understanding of current social care legislation and range of experience in adult social care issues. Good knowledge of Adult Safeguarding with role as acting as a Safeguarding Manager and/or leading on investigations

Start Date
ASAP

For more information please contact Sophie on 01992 513777 (Option 3) or by email Sophie.Atkinson@evergoodassociates.co.uk