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Social Care Officer - Adult Mental Health Team

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
25/09/2020 12:00
£27,741 - £29,577 per annum
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Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Job details 

Closing date:
25 Sep

Further information

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 and prosperity. 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.

We are looking for a permanent Social Care Officer position within our Adult Mental Health Social Care Team. The team supports adults with mental health needs across the borough and the role will involve undertaking assessments of need, working with people in their own homes, hospital settings and care homes, facilitating effective support planning and promoting people to live independent lives with choice and control.

The suitable candidate will be highly motivated, organised and enjoy working autonomously as well as part of a team. You will be required to be responsible for a non-complex caseload and work within legislative frameworks to deliver a high standard of care to users and carers of the service ensuring that their needs are managed and reviewed appropriately according to current legal, government and departmental policy, guidance and procedures.

Key to this role are good communication and interpersonal skills, a commitment to multidisciplinary and partnership working with social workers, health colleagues, users and carers and an understanding of how to work efficiently and effectively in challenging circumstances. Experience of working in a similar role or with people who have mental health problems is preferred.

The Adult Mental Health Team covers a broad area and this role will require frequent travel between venues across the borough to facilitate home visits; it also involves accompanying AMHPs when completing formal Mental Health Act assessments which may result in working out of hours, thus a full driving license and daily access to a motor vehicle is required for this role.

Please ensure you refer to the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Person Specification when completing your application as they are used to select candidates for interview. For further information / informal discussion please contact Claire Nary, Team Manager on 07966 429564.

TThe council 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.

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.

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