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Senior Social Worker

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bromley
Salary
£46,836 to £52,849 a year pa inc
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The successful applicant will be a valued member of a passionate multi-disciplinary team working with adolescents and their families in Bromley. The Adolescent Team forms the clinical pathway for children and young people who experience acute mental ill health and who may be at risk of inpatient admission, requiring a rapid response, intensive intervention, crisis and risk management.

The successful applicant will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team, undertaking mental health assessment, crisis interventions, risk management and delivering a range of interventions for children and young people including individual, parent-child, sibling, family and group interventions as well as brief treatment. Team members also provide consultation, advice and support to professionals and carers involved in the lives of these the young people, including colleagues in education, social care and the voluntary sector. They will support the development and promotion of the Social Work profession within the service and offer supervision as part of the role.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist mental health assessment, risk management and treatment to children and young people and their families and carers, using a range of treatment modalities
  • To plan and facilitate appropriate therapeutic interventions including group work for the specialist client group and their families and carers
  • To undertake the role of care coordinator and facilitate the process of care planning for children and young people open to the service
  • To monitor clinical progress through regular reviews of the child or young person's treatment
  • To provide mental health consultation, advice and training to professionals within partner agencies as appropriate and to members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • To participate in multi-agency safeguarding processes (CAF, CIN and CP conferences) as appropriate for children and young people open to the service
  • To chair multi-professional/network meetings and CPA reviews relating to children with mental health needs open to the service
  • To represent CAMHS at multi-agency forums as appropriate
  • To maintain up-to-date, accurate clinical records of all work undertaken on behalf of the Trust
  • To undertake clinical audit, research and evaluation and to monitor and evaluate the CAMHS work as required


About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:

  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description Job responsibilities

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • To provide specialist mental health assessment, risk management and treatment to children and young people and their families and carers, using a range of treatment modalities
  • To be able to assess and manage risks in children and young peoples lives with a particular focus on their mental health and communicate these risks effectively and appropriately under difficult, highly charged and emotional circumstances to families, medical staff and other professionals involved in their care
  • To be able to plan and facilitate appropriate therapeutic interventions including group work for the specialist client group and their families and carers
  • To undertake the role of care coordinator and facilitate the process of care planning for children and young people open to the service
  • To monitor clinical progress through regular reviews of the child or young persons treatment
  • To provide mental health consultation, advice and training to professionals within partner agencies as appropriate and to members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • To participate in multi-agency safeguarding processes (CAF, CIN and CP conferences) as appropriate for children and young people open to the service
  • To chair multi-professional/network meetings and CPA reviews relating to children with mental health needs open to the service
  • To represent CAMHS at multi-agency forums as appropriate
  • To develop and maintain systems and practices to ensure the delivery of high quality mental health services which are responsive to need and provided within local and national timescales
  • To input activity data using information technology as required by Bromley CAMHS and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • To ensure that all work is undertaken in compliance with policies, procedures, guidance and legislation
  • To maintain up-to-date, accurate clinical records of all work undertaken on behalf of the Trust
  • To undertake clinical audit, research and evaluation and to monitor and evaluate the CAMHS work as required
  • To provide reports as required regarding key performance indicators

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
  • To supervise junior staff within CAMHS and Social Work students as appropriate
  • To participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures within your own specialty and the Adolescent Team and to ensure that other professionals are aware of these
  • To advise service and professional management on operational and professional issues with monthly reporting on service targets

CLINICAL SKILLS
  • To work as an autonomous specialist practitioner in relation to adolescent mental health, undertaking evidence-based assessment and treatment interventions with young people including those whose presentation is complex and risk may be multi-faceted
  • To manage a defined caseload, which means taking responsibility for the assessment, clinical formulation, care planning and evaluation of care for young people accessing the service
  • To work according to CYP IAPT principles including working in partnership with children, young people and their families and using validated outcome measures to evaluate clinical outcomes
  • To deliver care and treatment in accordance with Trust and national standards, policies and guidelines and appropriate professional codes of conduct
  • To take case management responsibilities when appropriate in clinical meetings, giving clear clinical advice with regard to assessment, risk assessment, formulation and treatment of identified clients
  • To recognise responsibility and act according to Trust and national guidelines in safeguarding children and adults
  • To provide training in informal and formal settings
  • To respond to the needs of clients and their carers in an honest, non-discriminatory, non-judgemental and open manner, respecting the rights of individuals and groups
  • To work according to principles of equality and human rights and have knowledge of appropriate legislation and its relevance to child and adolescent mental health
  • To understand the impact of social & cultural diversity on young peoples and carers needs and on their experiences of mental ill health and mental health services and to integrate these perspectives in the clinical work
  • To respond to the diverse needs of the specialist client group and their carers sensitively with regard for age, developmental stage, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability and the need for their privacy and dignity
  • To understand the rights of young people and carers and to assist them in exercising those rights where appropriate
  • To take responsibility for the decision to discharge clients from care when agreed treatment interventions have been completed
  • To participate and at times take a lead in individual and group supervision and appraisal with colleagues in the specialist area
  • To ensure that clinical documentation is up to date, clear, concise, comprehensive and complies with Trust and national record keeping standards
  • To take responsibility to record supervision in case notes and / or in supervision records in order to be able to reflect on the supervision process

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • To demonstrate the ability to listen and engage in therapeutic practice
  • To demonstrate a high degree of competence in communicating highly complex information both verbally and in writing
  • The ability to speak in public and address formal and informal meetings with colleagues both internally and externally to the Trust as required
  • To demonstrate the ability to write analytical reports and present these to outside agencies
  • To demonstrate the ability to communicate therapeutically with families from a range of backgrounds
  • To effectively communicate acquired and existing knowledge in order to facilitate the client and carers understanding of complex issues in relation to their presenting current situation and future treatment
  • To participate in the PDR process according to Trust guidelines.


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • CQSW/CSS/DipSW or equivalent Social Work qualification
  • Registration with professional body
Desirable
  • Specialist training in therapeutic work with children, young people and their families
  • First degree in a relevant subject
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • At least 2 years post registration experience in a setting where mental health is the primary focus
  • Experience of working therapeutically in a CAMHS or other multi-disciplinary children's service
Desirable
  • Knowledge of child protection policy, procedures and practice
Skills Essential
  • Ability to analyse data and formulate plans for intervention and service provision for children and their carers/families within a multi-disciplinary settinguce clear and appropriate written content
  • Ability to analyse risk and respond appropriately, seeking support as necessary, with experience of working under pressure and responding to emergency situations
  • Ability to work in partnership with parents, carers and professionals
Desirable
  • Ability to supervise, teach and develop the skills of CAMHS social workers and offer consultation to other professional colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team


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