Social Worker /Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP)
North Warwickshire & Rugby 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.
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 would consider a less experienced candidate who has the values, qualities, attitudes and life experience that we are looking for.
Our Team covers the locality of North Warwickshire & Rugby. We have two bases in Nuneaton & Rugby and although you would be predominantly based in a particular location you are part of the wider team and get the opportunity to work across both localities with different colleagues. Working for our Team is demanding and hard work but incredibly rewarding. It offers the opportunity to develop some excellent specialist skills and take part in imaginative and effective interventions. The Integrated nature of the team means that you bring your wealth of Social Work knowledge and experience and are exposed to the knowledge and skills of other colleagues from other disciplines within the team which promotes growth and development within your own practice at an accelerated rate. We are a team that recognises that the work we do can be difficult at times and we have a strong supportive approach- both in professional matters and passing on good practice, learning and sharing risk but also when it impacts on us personally. Despite the demanding environment the sound of laughter is one the most common noises in our team bases.
37.0 Hours per Week
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 will be seconded to the Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust
Grade M (if qualified AMP) £33,857 pa - £35,662 pa
Level 2 Social Worker - Grade J - £27,132 pa - £29,558 pa
Level 3 Social Worker – Grade K - £29,558 pa - £31,846 pa
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.
This organisation is 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 further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.
Additional Information & How to Apply
For an informal discussion please contact Team Manager Samantha Gray on 03002002008 or Lead Practitioner Patrick Mowen on 07747758723.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Closing Date: Sunday 17 September 2017
Interview Date: Monday 25 September 2017
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Job Description & Person Specification