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Social Worker

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
Harold Wood
Depending on experience Dependant on experience and completion of ASYE
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has risen for a Qualified Experienced Social Worker with a live unrestricted Social Work England registration to join our Community Team working with adults experiencing mental health issues or crisis, You will need to:
  • Have continuous responsibility for coordinating the care of an identified group of allocated service users .
  • Deliver a range of evidence-based interventions which will promote recovery, social inclusion, and normalisation for this group of service users, who suffer from severe, enduring mental health problems and cognitive impairment conditions.
  • Work in partnership with the MDT, Home Treatment Team, and acute Inpatients Services to provide support and treatment to service users within crisis to facilitate the safe management of their needs within a community setting.

We are a supportive team, and the post holder would have support from the Service Manager, Clinical Leads, and other multi-discipline staff.

If successful you will receive the required training and support needed tofulfil your duties, as well as regular supervision and appraisal.

***Please note, the contract for this position will provided by the London Borough of Havering***

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities of the post:
  • Act as a Case manager to a defined caseload of service users.
  • Participate on the local Borough AMHP rota system.
  • Provide care within the Recovery Model of practice maintaining service users within their own environment in the community.
  • Deliver high quality care and provide solutions to service users with severe and enduring mental health problems.
  • Supervising junior colleagues, newly qualified staff, and students.
  • Travelling within the local area to visit allocated service users.
  • Carry out high quality assessments, using person-centred, community focused, and multi-agency interventions to bring about positive change through developing effective relationships and to secure the best outcomes for service users and carers.

  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team using evidence-based approaches in the delivery of interventions. The candidate will also have the resilience and positivity to work with a challenging but also very rewarding client group This includes care coordinating a caseload of service users.

    ***Please note, the contract for this position will provided by the London Borough of Havering***

    Please refer to the link below for more details

    Adult Social Care | The London Borough Of Havering

    About us

    Probationary Period

    This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

    Starting with NELFT

    NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex

    Higher area Cost Supplement

    This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �4,108 to a maximum of �5,177).

    Certificates of Sponsorship

    Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for all job roles. Please check your eligibility under the UKVI points based system

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Use of AI

    Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

    Please refer to the Job specification and description for further details.

    The applicant should show a willingness to work unsocial hours when necessary and be able to provide high levels of emotional support to staff, service users and carers.

    London Borough of Havering and NELFT fully promotes professional/personal training and development, monthly supervision, CPD, annual appraisal, audit, research, and work-based Quality Improvement and innovation. There is the opportunity to supervise and support students.

    Person Specification



    • Qualified Social Worker with current registration (Social Work England)
    • Evidence of appropriate CPD
    • Ability to apply appropriate legislation to work practice
    • Effective communication skills: written, verbal and listening


    • Hold a current drivers licence and have a car available for work
    • Experience of adult safeguarding/protection work



    • An awareness of NHS Plan and clinical governance priorities
    • Social inclusion
    • Recovery Model
    • Working knowledge of mental Health act 1983, Care Act 2014
    • Risk assessment and management
    • Confidentiality
    • MDT framework
    • Working in collaboration with other agencies



    • Working in an environment that promotes service users' involvement.
    • Working with seriously mental Ill
    • Crisis resolution
    • Clinical assessment of physical, psychological, and social care
    • Working with service users who maybe abusive, threatening and displaying antisocial behaviour
    • Forensic cases
    • Offering support to carers/families in relation to distressing circumstances
    • Managing self-harm
    • Substance misuse
    • Child protection issues
    • Adult safeguarding


    • Post registration / qualification
    • Managing staff conflict and difficulties



    • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
    • Keyboard skills
    • Ability to prioritise key tasks and target intervention.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Ability to communicate complex information to other professionals.
    • Positive interpersonal skills
    • Negotiating and motivational skills
    • Crisis resolution and management skills
    • Decision making
    • Problem solving /solution focused.
    • Good Time management

    Employer details

    Employer name

    NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


    Church Road Office, Havering Mental health and wellness team Central

    137-145 church road

    Harold Wood

    RM3 0SH

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