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Social Worker Lead - Pennine Home Treatment Team (HTT)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a forward thinking, highly motivated, innovative, dedicated and experienced registered Social Worker to support in the leadership of Pennine HTT. You will be responsible for providing leadership across the two HTT bases, as required, with additional leadership responsibilities for the social workers employed within HTT.

You will be able to reflect LSCFT values of being kind, respectful, working as part of a team and always learning. You should have at least 2 years experience of working as a senior practitioner level.

Experience of working within the community Urgent Care pathway is desirable. You should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to supporting engagement with service users and carers to support service development.

You should be able to demonstrate evidence of care that facilitates a positive culture of patient engagement, a commitment to enhance the service user and carer experience and promote an environment that facilitates continued staff professional development.

You should be able to demonstrate effective, evidence based care management, risk assessment and leadership skills. You must have the ability to positively influence and adapt to a rapidly developing service that is able to meet the needs service users and carers.

Main duties of the job

Provide social work leadership for Pennine Home Treatment Team, which is a service that delivers rapid and responsive specialist interventions to people experiencing a moderate to severe mental health crisis.

Oversight of safe and effective delivery of HTT intervention including social care support to service users, promoting the use of evidence-based practice through the provision of specialist knowledge and skills.

Operate as an integral member of the HTT leadership team, actively participating in the multi-disciplinary assessment and formulations of people presenting in mental health crisis.

Utilise specialist knowledge and skills from own specialist field of practice to promote effective liaison, working relationships and operational links as appropriate.

Champion adherence to relevant legislation relating to social care, community care, safeguarding, mental capacity, mental health, human rights and restrictions to liberty.

Champion service user participation within individualised care planning and service development initiatives, and to support a culture of participation within the wider team, service and partner services, promoting the provision of independent advocacy where applicable.

Work closely with the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMPH) Service, social care partners, commissioners and outside agencies. Provide support to facilitate hospital admission and discharge.

Work closely with the Initial Response Service (IRS) including Street Triage to ensure the safe and effective assessment of people presenting with urgent mental health needs.

Contribute to the effective management of the Urgent Care Pathway, including support as required to IRS, Street Triage and the Mental Health Liaison team.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • CQSW, CSS, DipSW or equivalent.
  • Evidence of post registration training in Mental Health.
  • Professionally registered with Social Work England
  • At least 2 years experience of being a Mental Health Social Worker, practising as a senior level.
Knowledge Essential
  • In-depth knowledge of social care issues and how this relates to care delivery.
  • Working knowledge of current legislation and national initiatives
  • Specialist knowledge across a range of interventions, legal frameworks and assessment methods which are relevant to mental health.
Experience Essential
  • Substantial post registration experience.
  • Substantial experience of working with people with mental health problems.
  • Substantial experience of working across health/social care/education boundaries.

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