We are looking for a superstar Social Worker to join a dynamic multidisciplinary integrated discharge team in Newham, on a 12-month secondment or fixed term contract!
This is a fantastic opportunity for a proactive, motivated, and enthusiastic individual to work alongside staff on the psychiatric inpatient wards in the Newham Centre for Mental Health, the Newham Home Treatment team and the Community Mental Health services and help provide an effective, person-centred hospital discharge service.
The individual in this unique role will provide expert social work advice and support to the psychiatric wards working with those in mental health crisis, have complex unmet needs and may face multiple disadvantages, as well as the undertaking of effective person centred statutory social care assessment for individuals and the development of robust discharge plans. Importantly, the individual in this role will provide valuable social worker input to the discharge pathway and provide links with inpatients and other statutory and non-statutory organisations.
You will have undertaken statutory work as per the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005 and be able to apply other core legislation, such as, Mental Health Act 1983 / 2007, Human Rights Act 1998 and Equality Act 2010.
Strong assessments skills are a must, always using a person-centred and strengths-based approach with the ability to think creatively outside the box.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will:
Work within the multidisciplinary mental health integrated discharge team in Newham, on a 12-month secondment/fixed term contract.
Be employed by ELFT and seconded to the London Borough of Newham to undertake statutory social work duties on their behalf.
Work alongside staff on the psychiatric inpatient wards in the Newham Centre for Mental Health, the Newham Home Treatment Team and the Community Mental Health services, and help provide an effective, person-centred hospital discharge service.
Provide expert social work advice and support to the psychiatric wards working with Newham resident inpatients who have complex unmet needs and may face multiple disadvantages and, as well as the undertaking of effective person centred statutory social care for individuals and the development of robust discharge plans. Importantly, the individual in this role will provide valuable social worker input to the discharge pathway, and also provide links with inpatients and other statutory and non-statutory organisations.
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Job description Job responsibilities
Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
- oQualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England
- o Educated to Degree Level
- oRelevant specialist post qualifying/post graduate training
- oExperience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment/community experience.
- oExperience of attending funding panel and care commissioning
- oExperience of working within an NHS/Local Authority environment and an understanding of the issues/ policies/ practice within these environments
- oPost-qualification experience within mental health services
- oPrevious appointment as an AMHP /Best Interest Assessor (BIA)
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- oUnderstanding a range of models of mental disorder and the treatment options.
- oComprehensive understanding of the social determinants of mental illness and interventions to support recovery.
- oAbility to conduct safeguarding enquiries and investigations when required
- oWorking knowledge, the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and other social care & mental health legislation, policy & guidance
- oAbility to assess manage complex and high risk situations effectively service users and carers
- oGood report writing skills and ability to compile complex case recording ad report presentation, including legal documents i.e. social circumstances reports, court reports etc.
- oAbility to manage and coordinate professionals, teams and services and mobilise provision where appropriate.
- oAssessment skills and the ability to compile care plans in partnership with service users, carers and others
- oKnowledge of relevant safeguarding legislation, statutory guidance and procedures
- oAssertiveness and engagement with other professionals, able to make reasoned arguments and represent own professional views and perspectives.
- oDecision-making and problem solving, able to adopt creative and flexible approaches to meet the needs of service users.
- oHighly developed organisational skills, able to prioritise workload and delegate effectively.
- oWell-developed communication skills, able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences
- oMental Health Practice Skills and an understanding of CPA and the NSF standards.
- oIT skills, experience of working with service user data systems
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