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Social Worker (Mental Health)/Approved Mental Health Professional

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Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 19/01/2020 23:59
£27,905 - £31,371- £32,878– £36,876 (pro rata for part-time)i.e. pre-progression Grade 9/ post -progression Grade 11
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Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
within one of the Mental health teams
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Job details 

Closing date:
19 Jan

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Adult and Health Services
Adult Care- Mental Health

Full time, permanent- North Durham Psychosis Team, Chester Le Street Health Centre, Chester Le Street

Salary: £27,905 - £31,371- £32,878– £36,876 (pro rata for part-time)
i.e. pre-progression Grade 9/ post -progression Grade 11
£35,934- £39, 782 (pro rata for part-time) (Grade 12) for Approved Mental Health Professional status

Vacancy no: AHS/20/05

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Social Worker/Approved Mental Health Professional to deliver number of Social Work interventions for people who experience severe and / or enduring mental health difficulties.

We currently have a full time, permanent vacancy within North Durham Psychosis Team.

North Durham Psychosis Team provides an integrated health and social care approach when supporting people with complex mental health problems and their carers. Staff members provide statutory and specialist interventions on behalf of both Durham County Council and Tees Esk and Wear Valley’s NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team of workers who are committed to provide a flexible and effective service to people with psychosis and social care needs.

You must have an up to date knowledge of current legislation and Policies/ Procedures in relation to Adult Health and Social Care.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Social Work qualification i.e. Degree, DipSW, CSS or CQSW or equivalent and either be a qualified AMHP or be willing to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional within specific timescales. You also will be required to be trained, or be willing to undertake a Practice Educator course.

Applicants must hold Social Work England registration and have the relevant post qualifying experience.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure Barring Service- Enhanced Disclosure.

For more information please contact:

Greg Purta, Team Manager (North Durham Psychosis), Tel: 0191 333 60 36 email greg.purta@nhs.net

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 27th January 2020.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone).
Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

Permanent DCC employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager / Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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