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Experienced Mental Health Social Worker / Approved Mental Health Professional

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/01/2020 12:00
Experienced Social Worker - £32,878 to £34,788 per annum / Qualified AMHP - £40,760 to £42,683 per annum
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Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Foxrush House & Reed Marsh House
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Job details 

Closing date:
22 Jan

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

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“This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.”

The Adults & Communities Directorate, consists of three strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life, prosperity and the environment. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co-production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

Experienced Mental Health Social Workers to train as AMHP’s
Starting salary: Experienced Social Worker - £32,878 to £34,788 going up to £40,760 to £42,683 as a Qualified AMHP

We currently have 3 x vacancies for Approved Mental Health Professional’s or Social Workers who want to train as AMHP’s in our Older People’s and Adult Social Work Mental Health teams.

The Social Work teams are managed by experienced Mental Health Social Workers who are also AMHP’s. The service also benefits from the recent appointment of a Professional AMHP Lead in addition to the Team Managers to strengthen the management support, guidance and decision making to the council’s AMHP service.

Both teams are co-located with NHS mental health colleagues as part of our continuing collaborative working with our mental health partners in Tees, Esk and Wear Valley Foundation Trust.

Successful candidates will need to;
•be a qualified social worker with a relevant qualification (DipSW or Degree) and current registration with Social Work England
•have significant experience of working in mental health i.e. working with people experiencing severe mental health difficulties and with complex needs and managing risk in partnership with the person and their carers
•be an Approved Mental Health Practitioner or be willing to train as an AMHP in either the 2020/2021 cohort or 2021/2022 cohort and once qualified to be active on the AMHP rota
• be able to undertake comprehensive needs-led assessments under the Care Act 2014 and prepare, implement and monitor care plans
•ensure social care services are commissioned with best value and personalised outcomes in mind and ensure that social care funded packages are reviewed on a regular basis in a robust way.
•have a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and practice issues incl. the Care Act, MHA, MCA / DoLs and experience of the interface with the Court of Protection
•be able to contribute to the commissioning and provision of effective after-care services, including those required under s117 MHA, Care Act 2014 and CPA.

The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about these positions please contact: Janice Collins, Older Peoples Mental Health Team Manager on 01642 777411 or Claire Nary, Adults Mental Health Team Manager on 01642 838333 or Scott Boyd, Professional AMHP/LPS Lead on 01642 771787.

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.

In the absence of any exceptional circumstances which render it necessary in the best interests of the Council to do so, the Council will generally not reengage any individual whom has previously been employed by the Council and left that employment with the benefit of a severance, early retirement or redundancy payment under voluntary arrangements. This principle will apply whether such re-engagement is to be under a contract of employment, contract of services or otherwise.

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