Social Worker/AMHP Mental Health

Avenue Clinic, 3 Manor Court Avenue, Nuneaton. CV11 5HX
£33,136 - £35,229
11 Jul 2018
19 Jul 2018
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a dynamic and motivated AMHP/Social Worker within ‘The Early Intervention in Psychosis Team’ covering North Warwickshire and Rugby. You are required to hold a current qualification that will allow you to practice as a registered Social worker and will have some experience of working within the mental health sector. We are seeking an AMHP or an individual that will be highly motivated to train to be an AMHP. Early intervention in Psychosis is a dynamic, innovative and evidence based model that works within the remit of specific key performance indicators. 

The Role

You will be required to care co-ordinate and manage a case load as well as contributing to the management of cases within the multi-disciplinary team. The team incorporates a specific model and ethos of working with service-users aged 14 to 65 and their families experiencing first episode, early psychosis and suspected psychosis. You will be expected to contribute to the development and promotion of the Early Intervention service. Our service uses evidence based psycho-therapeutic interventions such as CBT and BFT to assist the client group, families and carers in the management of their illness and its symptoms. Experience in these areas would be desirable but is not an essential criteria for applicants. 
The post holder will be expected support a set of values that seeks to support recovery in this client group and maximise the potential of individuals with the aim of reducing social exclusion, stigma and the potentially disabling effects of psychosis. This will be achieved by quality engagement and care coordination, as well as, educational, training and health promotion. 
As the social worker within the team you will also be able to use your expertise to work with the staff and clients regarding the current and relevant legislation and policy as well as promoting and encouraging the use of the social care model within the service. Experience in safeguarding, direct payments and personalisation would be advantageous. 

37.0 Hours per Week

Key Requirements

You should have experience of working with adults and young people and with representatives of a variety of agencies and organisations. The ability to travel during the working day is essential as is the ability to work flexibly with the needs of the client group. Previous experience of working in the community would be very desirable given the nature of this post. You will need to have excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills and will be expected to demonstrate your ability to work within a team. The post is subject to Criminal Record Bureau checks. 
This is a unique and desirable social work position within the mental health service. This specialist social work position is respected within the team and is an essential role in the continuation of this well performing early intervention service. The organisation can offer an excellent working environment within a small, and very supportive, specialist team. We can offer training and support up to and including AMHP accreditation, BIA accreditation, practice educator, specialist training in safeguarding and other areas of development. We have excellent managerial support from the partnership Trust under section 75 and via the lead practitioners for Warwickshire county council and this will include time to reflect on the role, good case management and appropriate supervision for career development.

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 further information about the role please contact Donna Luck (Team Manager) on 07879661874 or email

Closing Date: 23rd July 2018

Interview Date: 7th August 2018

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

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Job Description and Person Specification

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