This is a unique opportunity for a social worker or qualified AMHP to be part of an integrated multi-disciplinary specialist mental health team. The successful applicant will be employed by Warwickshire County Council but seconded to Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) Mental Health Services under a successful section 75 agreement. This allows for the meaningful integration of the social care agenda within the local Mental Health Trust and prioritises a holistic person-centred approach to meeting the needs and outcomes of the local population.
You will play a crucial and valued role in both the Dementia and Memory Assessment Service, and the newly formed Older Adult service. The Dementia team consists of clinicians from different professional backgrounds skilled in assessing people with dementia, although you will be line-managed by one of our social care Team Leaders. The team also provides post diagnostic information and support for people who have just been given a diagnosis of dementia and are skilled at managing often complex and challenging cases which require specialist input.
As part of the Older Adult service, you will take a strengths-based approach to supporting people with a range of mental disorders including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, OCD and personality disorder; maximising their potential for independent living and promoting their full inclusion in the community.
You will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, a head for complexity, and a desire to improve the outcomes and wellbeing of those you work with.
If the successful applicant is a qualified AMHP you will be part of a countywide AMHP rota assessing people of all ages who are experiencing a mental health crisis. If the successful applicant is a social worker you will, when ready, be expected to train as an AMHP.
The population of South Warwickshire is over 250,000 and includes the historic market towns of Warwick and Kenilworth, the regency splendour of Royal Leamington Spa, Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon as well as hundreds of acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside.
If you have any questions about the role please contact Katherine Wales, WCC Team Leader, on 07884 044 723 or email@example.com
For the full Job Description and Person Specifications, please click on the links below:
Mental Health Social Worker- Scale J
Mental Health Social Worker- Scale K
Approved Mental Health Professional- Scale M
South Warwickshire: Bases in Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon. If an AMHP you will participate in a Countywide rota.
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: 30th November 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