Mental Health Social Worker

2 days left

Location
Rugby, Warwickshire
Salary
£30,095.00 to £39,571.00 depending on qualification
Posted
03 Aug 2022
Closes
17 Aug 2022
Job Ref
RA0003938
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Let’s make Warwickshire the best it can be!

 

 

 

About Us:

Adult Social Care

 

At Warwickshire County Council (WCC) we work within our communities to build strong relationships and connections. Helping maintain independence, focusing on prevention using strength-based community led support approaches to maximise positive outcomes.

Our work contributes to our wider County Council aim – to make Warwickshire the best it can be for everyone. It’s a big responsibility that can be challenging at times, but this is what drives our staff to succeed, develop and achieve.

If you’re someone who wants to do the best job possible, who approaches everything with passion, tenacity, courage and purpose, then we want you to work with us.

 

The North Warwickshire Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Team is part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated mental health service provided in partnership by Warwickshire County Council and the NHS. The Team works with people requiring community assessment and treatment for non-psychotic disorders such as anxiety and depression. The Team is proactive in embedding and utilising multidisciplinary roles to provide recovery and outcome focused interventions including psychological therapies.

 

Ideally, we’re looking for an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) or Social Worker who is experienced in working within mental health services with at least two years’ experience of mental health work. Although in some circumstances we will consider less experienced candidates who have the values, qualities, attitudes and life experience that we are looking for including Newly Qualified Social Workers. You will retain a distinct social work identity and will be expected to promote social care theory and interventions.

 

The Team covers the locality of North Warwickshire and includes two bases in Nuneaton & Rugby and although you could be predominantly based at one location you are part of the wider team and may be required to work across both localities.

 

 

 

 

The Role

 

Working within an established team, you will be managing a caseload of service users who have a complex and often enduring mental health problem.  Undertaking the role of care co-ordination and, if a qualified AMHP, contributing to the AMHP rota, you will work in a person centred and holistic way to promote personalisation and empower individuals to make choices, supporting them in achieving their 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 (CWPT). You will receive supervision from a local authority lead practitioner as well as from your CWPT (Health) line manager.

 

 

£37,568 - £39, 571 pa for Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

 

Please note salary below for candidates who are not AMHP trained

Level 2 – social Worker £30,095 - £32,798 pa

Level 3 – social Worker £32,798 -£35,336  pa - pro rata for part time

 

 

Skills & Experience

 

To be successful in this role you will ideally be an Approved Mental Health Professional or be willing to train and practice as one. You will have a Social Work qualification and be registered with Social Work England. Ideally you will have at least 2 years’ experience of working with people who have complex and significant mental health problems. You will have the opportunity to develop specialist skills.  It is important that 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 will be used to making difficult decisions, strong at influencing and persuading as well as being flexible and innovative in your approach. 

 

 

 

 

Our Offer To You

 

 

 

Additional Information

 

For full Job Description and Person Specification click link here.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

If you have any queries about these vacancies please do not hesitate to contact Lead Practitioner Harvi Mann at harvindermann@warwickshire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.

Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.


If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

 

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

 

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

 

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 strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. 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.