Senior Social Worker - Forensic CAMHS

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the forensic CAMHS team as a senior social worker. We are looking for a creative and flexible band 7 Social Worker who has experience of working with children and families that have high forensic needs and may have had contact with the criminal justice team.

Main duties of the job

This is a new role to the team and therefore we are interested in how we can work collaboratively to develop the role and service. The post holder will develop the role of social work, engage with children and young people who have complex needs and enhancing their journey to better mental health. This will include psychosocial support for children and young people transitioning between services, and placements, and guidance, advice and service development for service users and carers and multi-disciplinary teams from the point of contact of accessing services throughout the treatment journey, promoting shared decision making and compassionate leadership.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

Job description Job responsibilities

The role involves consulting on and formulating highly complex presentations, and completing risk assessment. The post holder will be a key member of the leadership team influencing service development whilst supporting the Trust values of compassion, respect, and responsibility. The post holder will be a central figure in promoting and supporting team wellbeing and resilience.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Social Work qualification
  • Post grad qualification
  • Management qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge in understanding systems and processes in case management providing focused social work and specialist health activity
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice relating to CAMHS
  • Knowledge and experience of working with service users with a diagnosis of autism
  • Knowledge and experience of working in crisis services
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of providing leadership in a social work role
  • Significant experience of working with children and young people with complex needs
  • Experience of multi-agency working with external organisations
  • Experience of providing supervision
  • Experience of leading on social work development projects
  • Experience of working with children and young people with a diagnosis of autism

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