Warwickshire county council currently have a fulltime vacancy within our Early Intervention in Psychosis team which works with people who have experienced a first episode of psychosis, or are at risk of developing psychosis (known as an At Risk Mental State), and the aim of our service is to try to prevent further episodes.
We provide a range of evidence-based interventions to support our clients, including physical health monitoring, support for friends and family, psychological interventions and employment support. Our clients may require support with housing, finances, vocational activities and social inclusion and the successful applicant will be expected to work creatively, both with other team members and independently, to support the client achieve their goals. We aim to support people whilst promoting independence, so they no longer need input from mental health services. The age range of our service is from age 14 – 65 years old. We work with people for a maximum of 3 years.
The Early Intervention Team is multi-disciplinary and works in a holistic way to ensure the biological, psychological and social needs of clients are met. The team includes managerial staff and administrative staff, medical staff (comprising consultants and doctors), clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists (OT’s) and support workers.
As a social worker within early intervention service you will have a caseload within the early intervention team and you will also be expected to provide social interventions within our community mental health team which works with long term psychosis, personality disorder, anxiety and depression. You will be expected to be passionate about working in mental health and want to use your social intervention skills to create independence in peoples lives and promote recovery and social justice and equality.
For any further questions please feel free to call Sabrina Nijjar- Team Leader- 07747 475137
For the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click on the links below:
Mental Health Social Worker- Scale J
Mental Health Social Worker- Scale K
Approved Mental Health Professional
These are the benefits we offer including agile working, enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, and a generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas
Closing date: 29th November 2023
Interview Date: 4th December 2023
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.
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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 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