Community Mental Health Practitioner - Social Worker

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Mental Health Social Worker- Band 6 Older Adults Community Mental Health Team

We are pleased to advertise a position in the Bedford Older Adults CMHT based in Bedford. The successful post holder will join a Multi- Disciplinary Team consisting of Nurses, OT's , Psychologists and Psychiatrists along with 3 other Social Workers in the team.

You will have the support, guidance and supervision via the Teams Senior Social Worker Practitioner and the Team Manager.

You will have a passion for working with Older Adults and experience of working either in the Health Sector or Social Care Sector directly with service users with Mental Health needs including functional ill health and/ or Dementia.

For more information please contact Chris Nkosi Team Manager or Lou Wragg, Operational Manager on 01234 880345

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for:? Ensuring that the values outlined in the NHS Constitution are adhered to daily and any mattersof concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the necessary processes withinthe Trust. Responsible for delivering a compassionate, dignified and respectful service topatients at all times.? Continually delivering and maintaining high standards for a defined caseload as agreed withLine Manager.? Leadership, supervision and support to junior staff.? Ensuring national targets and standards are achieved.? Building trust and developing relationships to ensure service user involvement.? Demonstrating a professional manner in all work carried out.? Maintaining accurate and timely records.? Ensuring equality and diversity values underpin the day to day working of the practice area.? Continuous professional development

About us

ELFT is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees, job applicants andservice users. We are committed to ensuring that no one will be discriminatedagainst on the grounds of race, colour, creed, ethnic or national origin, disability,religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or marital status. The Trust commits itself topromote equal opportunities and value diversity and will keep under review itspolicies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, users and providersof its services are treated according to their needs.For management posts, to ensure that within their service area fair employmentpractice and equality of opportunity are delivered.

Job description Job responsibilities

To be responsible for an identified community caseload, ensuring high standard of professionalconduct to comply with best practice and professional accountabilities. To promote a service user focussed service. Participate in audits and survey relevant to the team. To participate in development of new policies and procedures as required. Ensure that clients receive a culturally competent service. To co-ordinate the day-to-day activity and manage the workload of the Team. To ensure the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act (1983) and subsequent amendmentsare adhered to. To ensure the legal requirements of the Care Act 2014 other legislation To establish and maintain good relationships with service users, carers and voluntary sectorcolleagues.

Person Specification Educational/ Qualification Essential
  • Qualified Social Worker registered by the HCPC
  • Qualified Mental Health Social Work/Award/Appointed AMHP
  • Educated to Degree Level
Experience Essential
  • Significant post-qualification experience, which must be within mental health services
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment/community experience.
  • Experience of working within an NHS/Local Authority environment and an understanding of the issues/ policies/ practice within these environments.
  • Previous appointment as an AMHP
Knowledge/Skills Essential
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of mental disorder and the treatment options.
  • A thorough working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and subsequent amendments
  • Working knowledge of the NHS & Community Care Act, The Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and other social care & mental health legislation, policy & guidance
  • Ability to assess manage complex and high risk situations effectively and to the benefit of ? A/I Page 2 of 3 service users and carers
  • Good report writing skills and ability to compile complex case recording ad report presentation, including legal documents i.e. social circumstances reports, court reports etc.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate professionals, teams and services and mobilise provision where appropriate
  • Assessment skills and the ability to compile care plans in partnership with service users, carers and others

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