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Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/09/2021 23:59
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Social Care - Adult Service
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Job details 

Closing date:
17 Sep

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and highly skilled individual to come and work in the Middlesbrough Affective Disorders Social Work Team.


We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified Social Worker who can effectively manage a complex caseload of clients with severe and enduring mental health needs whilst assessing the social care needs of individuals to deliver comprehensive care plans to meet specific needs


We will offer clear professional leadership and great opportunities to develop your career.  You will be responsible for your own personal training in order to maintain up-to-date knowledge of mental health issues.


If the successful applicant is an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) they will be expected to work on the AMHP rota (to qualify for the market supplement).


To join us, you should have a Professional Qualification in Social Work and be registered with Social Work England: Post-qualifying experience should include direct work with those who have mental health needs.  In addition to this, you should have a working knowledge of relevant legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes. We welcome applications from Newly Qualified Social Workers and offer support through the Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE).


You will provide a Social Work service to adults and their carers within the Affective Disorders Team as directed by the Assistant Team Manager and Mental Health Lead Officer.


Middlesbrough Council is an exciting and rewarding place to work. We have strong Council Values that underpin every aspect of the council and the services we provide. New staff joining Middlesbrough can expect a welcome induction from the Chief Executive as well as a full induction programme within the team.


Middlesbrough is passionate about improving the lives of all of its residents and we are working hard to deliver bespoke services to meet the change in demand. We are seeking to recruit social workers committed to providing a high quality service, who are effective in meeting tight deadlines and can ensure they represent the council’s values in order to provide a positive customer experience.


Middlesbrough Council offer superb training and development opportunities via our online training portal and through our workforce development lead. For ASYE social workers we provide a high level of support to staff with experienced social workers providing regular and tailored guidance and input with regular staff catch ups and development sessions. As a service, we are also committed to supporting our staff and providing a healthy work culture. Staff have access to regular supervisions as well as other staff support forums.


Applications are sought from individuals who are committed to demonstrating the values of Middlesbrough Council and who will:


Be able to work in a busy environment and to tight time scales
Be committed to multi-disciplinary working
Have effective assessment and care management skills
Be proactive and innovative in working with adults in need of care and support


We will support you by providing regular supervision and access to training.


For further information contact Philip Howell or Alistair Russell on 01642 579200.


The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Closing date: Friday 17th September 2021 by 12 midnight.

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