Social Worker/Approved Mental Health Professional
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South Warwickshire IPU 3-8 Community Mental health & Wellbeing Team is part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated mental health and wellbeing service. IPU’s are arranged around individual needs based on the national care clusters: Non Psychosis (clusters 3-8), Psychosis (clusters 10-17) and Organic (clusters 18-21).We work with people who have complex and enduring mental health problems requiring care co-ordination under the Care Programme Approach. This team is proactive in embedding and utilising multidisciplinary roles to provide recovery and outcome focussed interventions.
Ideally we’re looking for an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) or a Social Worker who is experienced in working within mental health services with at least two years’ experience of mental health work. In certain circumstances we will consider a less experienced candidate who has the values, qualities, attitudes and life experience that we are looking for including Newly Qualified Social Workers.
Our Team covers the locality of South Warwickshire and includes two bases in Stratford & Leamington and although you would be predominantly based at St Mary’s Lodge in the Leamington location you are part of the wider team and may have the opportunity to work across both localities with different colleagues. While social workers act as care co-ordinators they also retain a distinct social work identity and will promote social care interventions.
Working within an established team, you’ll be managing a caseload with clients who have complex and often enduring mental health problems. Undertaking the role of care co-ordination and, if a qualified AMHP, contributing to the AMHP rota, you’ll work in a client centred and holistic way to promote personalisation and empower individuals to make choices, supporting them in achieving their current goals in aiding and enabling their recovery. 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 assessment and delivery of time limited interventions. You’ll be communicating with a wide variety of clients; professionals; partners and agencies and will be working on your own initiative and making decisions in pressurised situations.
Although employed by Warwickshire County Council, this role is seconded to the Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust.
Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role you’ll ideally be an Approved Mental Health Professional, or willing to train and practice as one. With a Social work qualification, registered with the Health and Care Professional Council Ideally you’ll have at least 2 years’ experience of working with people with complex and significant mental health problems and we see this as an ideal opportunity to further develop specialist skills. It’s important you have strong analytical and communication skills and you can work on your own initiative as well as collaboratively with colleagues. With the ability to work to tight deadlines, often under pressure as well as maintaining composure and your professional stance, you’ll be used to making difficult decisions. Strong at influencing and persuading as well as being flexible and innovative in your approach is also important. Professional social work supervision and line management supervision is provided.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.
Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For an informal discussion please contact Lead Practitioner Patrick Mowen on 07747758723.
Closing date: 3rd December 2021
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from global ethnic majorities (GEM), individuals with disabilities and men, who are currently under-represented within WCC within this service area. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.