An exciting opportunity has arisen at Dunstable CMHT for Band 6 Social Worker. We encourage you to apply for this great opportunity. You are welcome to come and meet the team prior to your interview. The team is based in Dunstable which covers Dunstable, Houghton Regis and the surrounding villages.
Our teams core hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and operate a Duty Professional system responding to those who require support in a crisis. Our team provides assessment, care planning, intervention and evaluation of those with a moderate to severe mental health diagnosis for ages between 18 to 65 (up to 70 if already open to the team). Our service focuses on developing and utilising your specialist mental health skills and embracing your core competencies as a Social Worker Working within our team you will be involved in the planning of new services.
Main duties of the job
The team is made up of a rich resource of multidisciplinary professionals who support psychological ways of working. The team includes Registered Nurses, Social Workers. Doctors, Psychologists, Assistant Psychologist, Occupational Therapists, Support Recovery Workers, Psychotherapists, Administrators and an Employment specialist as well as working closely within a designated locality with Primary care mental health link workers, the Local Authorities and voluntary services.
There are many opportunities, such as to participate in teaching at the recovery college, facilitate DBT, mindfulness, to join the AMHP training, to be involved in other groups and working closely in partnership with the drug and alcohol, CAMH and other services.
If you are looking to be innovative, a team player and want to be part of a supportive, progressive and effective team, then this will be the post for you. This role is a great opportunity for career progression.
We value you and we are interested in what you want from your career, to grow and develop for your continuing professional development and we will work closely with you to focus on and to tailor your individual needs as a nurse professional. We want to explore options for your personal development and to expand your therapeutic and social care skill set. This will include the option to rotate within the service to widen your breadth of experience, skills and knowledge.
Job description Job responsibilities
To be responsible for an identified community caseload, ensuring highstandard of professional conduct to comply with best practice and professional accountabilities. To deliver delegated statutory social care duties under the Care Act,Safeguarding and other relevant legislation in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment. To access appropriate care and support packages for people with mental health needs, and/or their carers, adhering to local authority procedures. To practice as an Approved Mental Health professional (AMHP), or be willing to train and deliver duties and responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983. To promote a service user focussed service Participate in audits and survey relevant to the team
Person Specification Educational/ Qualification Essential
- Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England
- Educated to Degree Level
- Relevant specialist post qualifying/post graduate training
- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment/community experience.
- Experience of attending funding panel and care commissioning
- Experience of working within an NHS/Local Authority environment and an understanding of the issues/ policies/ practice within these environments.
- Post-qualification experience within mental health services
- Previous appointment as an AMHP /Best Interest Assessor (BIA)
- Understanding a range of models of mental disorder and the treatment options.
- Comprehensive understanding of the social determinants of mental illness and interventions to support recovery.
- Ability to conduct safeguarding enquiries and investigations when required
- Working knowledge of the NHS & Community Care Act, The Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and other social care & mental health legislation, policy & guidance
- A thorough working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and subsequent amendments
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