An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified social worker/amhp Grade J – M to join our forward-thinking and dynamic Community Mental Health Team.
About the Team
Mental health services in Warwickshire are delivered via integrated teams and managed by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust in collaboration with the Local Authority. Our Team is around 30 strong and is Multi – disciplinary in nature with Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Support Work. We work closely with Health and use their data systems as part of our s75 agreement with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Mental Health Trust. We provide care to people in our North Warwickshire community challenged by severe and enduring secondary Mental Health needs. We work using the Recovery and Strengths model to maximise a person’s potential, strengths and personal recovery by addressing health and social needs such as medication, accessing support for work, education and leisure as well as supporting them in managing their day to day mental health needs.
About the Role and Key Requirements
As a Social Worker/AMHP in the team you would be expected to hold a case load of service users with long term Recovery needs and help enable them to remain mentally well and gain the true potential in the community. You will also be expected to contribute to the Duty rota with the team and undertake assessments of new service users who are referred into secondary mental health care. You will be expected to champion the Social Model within secondary mental health. As part of your role, you will be actively involved in Safeguarding some of the most vulnerable service users in the County and use Care Act legislation to commission Care Packages and Placements for service users.
We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic, and dynamic individual who is person-centred in their approach and passionate about working in mental health. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and will work effectively as both a team player and on their own initiative.
In return for your hard work you will be able to access both managerial and clinical supervision and will have the support of the Team Leaders in the service, as well as attending social care forums.. You will have access to a variety of training with both the Mental Health Trust and the Council. You will have the opportunity to train as an AMHP if not already qualified. We also offer support with newly qualified Social Workers through the AYSE programme.
Social work expertise is highly valued within the integrated teams with ongoing opportunities for career progression.
The Post is for 37 hours per week.
For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification below:
Mental Health Social Worker- Scale J
Mental Health Social Worker- Scale K
Approved Mental Health Professional
Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make
Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!
At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.
Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19%, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund'
The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.
Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.
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, as appropriate for the role.
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.
If you would like to discuss the post you can contact Kuldeep Dosanjh on 07899075846 or Beverley Hall on 07818413375
Closing date: 26th February 2024
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 email@example.com 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