Emergency Duty Team Senior Social Worker & AMHPs

Hall Court, Telford
Hourly rate from £20.33 to £23.25 (On Call Fee Paid)
16 Aug 2018
01 Sep 2018
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Emergency Duty Team Senior Social Worker & AMHPs

  • Casual EDT SSW / AMHP
  • hourly rate of £20.33  -£23.25
  • Mileage
  • On call fee paid

 EDT also looking for AMHPs  to cover on call

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 access to mobile devices which mean that where appropriate you are able to work from locality. 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.

For AMHP casuals, there is AMHP training available throughout the year as well as AMHPA membership. AMHP supervision can be available. You can access AMHP meetings

There is access EDT meetings to discuss practice operational issues and seek support, as well as peer group supervision.

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 AMHP practice, then we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will be expected to work out of hours to support on a casual bases our rota. At present we have regular rota shifts up until May 2019

In addition we are also looking to recruit casual on call AMHPs, your primary responsibility will be to respond to Mental Health Act assessment requests and support trainee AMHP on duty to develop necessary skill base, experience and expertise to qualify as AMHP. Having the skills to prioritise and delegate work in a timely manner appropriate to need, is an essential part of the role.

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.

Staff are expected to have a high level of understanding, knowledge and experience, confidence to manage risk and the ability to work in an often pressured environment.

The post holder will have access to a manager on call for consultation and support, taking responsibility for exercising the Local Authority’s statutory duties

You will operate as a casual duty Senior Social Worker or AMHP having a broad experience of practice.

  • Hold a recognised qualification in Social Work
  • If AMHP hold qualification and approval
  • 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.

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  adults and their families,
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 to share this commitment. 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 .

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information please contact Helen Jones Team Manager on 07976100217 or email helen.jones@telford.gov.uk, or Debbie Lloyd Service Delivery manager on 01952 385385 or email Debbie.lloyd@telford.gov.uk

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