Lead Practitioner

Avenue House, Manor Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5HX
£39,002 - £40,858 per annum
24 Oct 2018
17 Nov 2018
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Warwickshire County Council has a successful and highly regarded formal partnership agreement with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT), so that we can jointly deliver integrated mental health services. Our staff are employed by the Council, but ‘seconded’ to the NHS Trust. . Specialist community mental health support is provided within multi-disciplinary teams, which recognise the centrality of social interventions to the wellbeing of people with complex mental health needs. We are looking for a dynamic and proactive practitioner to work within our North Warwickshire Psychosis Service which includes a Recovery and an Early Intervention Team. The service has bases in Nuneaton and in Rugby, and includes within its catchment area the towns of Bedworth, Coleshill, and Atherstone, as well as rural North Warwickshire.

The Role

Within this service you will play a lead role in delivering the Council's statutory responsibilities and objectives in relation to citizens who have needs arising from psychosis and severe mental distress. You will professionally supervise a group of around nine social workers and AMHPs to ensure that excellent standards of practice are attained in accordance with the Professional Capabilities Framework. In promoting a social model of recovery within the Service you will be expected to work closely with the team manager and all other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Key Requirements

As a registered social worker and practising AMHP, you will have the utmost consideration for promoting the rights, independence and dignity of customers, and for safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse. In all aspects of your practice you need to be able to demonstrate a commitment to the values and principles which underpin the social work profession. You are required to possess strong leadership abilities, and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You will receive good support from the Operations Manager for Mental Health, but be expected to have skills in working on your own initiative, and collaborating successfully with a range of colleagues and stakeholders.

The ability to promote and represent the social care agenda needs to be proven, and you will need to use influencing, persuading and resilience skills. You will also have significant mental health experience and good IT skills. 

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Diane McHugh either by email: dianemchugh@warwickshire.gov.uk or by phone: Tel: 07795236872

Closing Date: 15th November 2018

Interview Date: 28th November 2018

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk, including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

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.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification

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