Senior Social Worker /Approved Mental Health Professional
Full Time Senior Social Worker/Approved Mental Health Professional for the Emergency Duty Team
8 months - Maternity Cover
£34,106 - £37,107 plus 2 increments for AMHP status and 15% shift allowance essential car users allowance
We are looking to recruit to an experienced social worker to provide 8 month maternity cover. Excellent opportunity to experience Emergency out of hours social work and consider any future career opportunities in this field.
Telford & Wrekin Emergency Duty Team responds to social work emergencies which need addressing outside normal office hour when daytime offices are closed. This includes evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays managing referrals that cannot wait until the next working day. Work is generated across all areas of social work - children, adults, mental health and emergency housing needs, providing an emergency “out of hours” for all residents across the Borough of Telford and Wrekin.
We are a forward thinking team and provide opportunities for flexible and mobile working, all Senior Social Workers have tablet PCs and access to mobile devices which mean that where appropriate you are able to work from home or other offices. All staff have excellent manager support, so you can concentrate on spending as much time as possible with developing practice and ensuring feedback and learning
We have excellent links with other regional EDT’s, access to bespoke training. You will receive regular supervision and will have the opportunity to lead on an area of practice. If you are up for a challenge, can be flexible, innovative, lead others and support them to have confidence in themselves and demonstrate high quality Social Work, then we want to hear from you.
The successful candidate will be expected to work out of hours on a 5 week rota bases covering 10 shifts (FT) 5 shifts (PT) over 3 weeks, followed by 2 weeks off rota period. As a duty EDT worker, your primary responsibility will be to manage a specific shift safely and appropriately. Having the skills to prioritise and delegate work in a timely manner appropriate to need, is an essential part of the role.
Local Pay Point 38 – 41,Maximum Annual Salary is £43,536 this includes 15% out of hours enhancement, 2 increments for Approved Mental Health Professional status plus car allowance and mileage.
The post holder will need to demonstrate their ability to lone work, take responsibility for any situation that arises out of hours and to work along side professionals from other agencies covering a out of hours emergency service. The persons we are looking to appoint will be experienced Social Workers with a high level of understanding, knowledge and experience; with respect to safeguarding both vulnerable children and adults. The post holder would need to demonstrate effective care management skills, have the confidence to manage risk and the ability to work in an often pressured environment.
The post holders will provide guidance and support to colleagues, commensurate with their knowledge and expertise
The Senior Social Worker will have access to a manager on call for consultation and support, taking responsibility for exercising the Local Authority’s statutory duties around Safeguarding, Mental Health Act work, and emergency housing.
You will operate as a Senior social Worker having a broad experience as a Social Worker:
*Hold a recognised qualification in Social Work
* Be an Approved Mental Health Professional or work towards qualifying as such to undertake Mental Health Act workout of hours
*hold a minimum of 4 years experience as a social worker
* Must be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding, knowledge and experience; with respect to safeguarding both vulnerable children and adults.
*The post holders would need to demonstrate effective time management skills, have the confidence to manage risk and the ability to work in an often pressured environment.
*As EDT worker, your primary responsibility will be to manage a specific shift safely and appropriately. Having the skills to prioritise and delegate work in a timely manner appropriate to need, is an essential part of the role.
*The successful applicant would need to be experienced in childcare/Adult social care/mental health. You will be responsible for undertaking safeguarding home visits and emergency social care assessments, throughout Telford & Wrekin
*some knowledge of Housing guidance and legislation
Skills & Experience
Ideally you will have experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds, enjoy working on your own initiative, be able to prioritise and make decisions.
Experience of risk assessment and care planning, and the implementation of emergency interventions to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families, including those subject to a care / protection plans,
Ability to work alone and with a range of agencies in responding to emergency situations within a partnership/holistic approach to problem solving
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.
The post holder will be responsible for professional assessment and decision making in relation to risk management strategies for vulnerable adults, children, their families /carers balancing a number of key considerations autonomously, in the majority of cases and where appropriate consulting with the Team manager EDT or seek resource approval from the Service Delivery Manager on rota .
In return we offer:
• Team meetings
• Supervision & PPD including peer group supervision
• Training and development opportunities,
There will be a supportive induction and opportunity to spend time in specific daytime services depending on your induction needs.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
For more information please contact Helen Jones Team Manager on 01952 632447 / 07976100217 or email email@example.com, or Debbie Lloyd Service Delivery manager on 01952 385385 or email Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview dates will be identified in the near future.
Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position. Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.
We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.
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