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Social Worker - Community Mental Health Team

Social Worker - Community Mental Health Team

Social Worker - Community Mental Health Team

Closing: 16/02/2020

Position: Permanent

Terms and Conditions: Permanent, 37 hours per week

Salary: Grade G – H £27,905 to £35,934 per annum dependant upon experience and qualifications

Department: Adults, Communities & Prevention 

We are looking for to join the Blackburn with Darwen Community Mental Health Team. We need someone who is motivated to work hard for our service users who wants to establish a career within a fast paced and challenging environment working with experienced colleagues in collaboration with partner agencies.

The job involves acting as allocated worker for a caseload of people with complex Mental Health needs. You would be working alongside Nurses, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists and Support Workers. It’s a demanding job within a busy service, but we’ve got a really supportive team and strong MDT working practices in place.

We want someone who is enthusiastic, a good team worker and committed to promoting recovery for mental health service users. Ideally, you will already have experience of Care Coordination, but we are open to applications from skilled practitioners looking to move into this area of work.  You will also have a good knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and commissioning processes in order to ensure that the needs of our service users are met as effectively as possible.  

Our AMHP Service is based within the Community Mental Health Team, and we would love to see applications from qualified AMHPs.  Social Workers who aren’t AMHP-qualified are very welcome to apply – the important thing is that you’ve got the skills and values that the job needs. All our Mental Health Social Workers are required to work towards AMHP qualification within agreed time scales.

Please note you will need to be registered with Social Work England.  You will need access to a vehicle for work purposes.  

As well as a great team, we can offer the following benefits:

•          Experienced team with strong leadership

•          Focus on staff well-being

•          Competitive salary

•          Free on-site parking

•          Excellent CPD

•          Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

•          Discounted gym membership

•          One of the top performing councils in the country

In addition to your CV, please include supporting information which evidences how you meet the criteria detailed on the key requirements document.

Find out much more about our Social Work world at:  http://theshuttle.org.uk/blackburn-darwen-social-workers/




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