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Social Worker (Mental Health)/Approved Mental Health Professional

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/07/2021 23:59
£28,672 - £32,234 - £33,782 – £37,890 i.e. pre-progression Grade 9/ post -progression Grade 11
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
within one of the Mental health team locations
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Adult and Health Services
Adult Care- Mental Health

Social Workers (Mental Health)/Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP)

Salary: £ 28,672 - £ 32,234- £ 33,782– £ 37,890 (pro rata for part-time)
i.e. pre-progression Grade 9/ post -progression Grade 11

AMHP status - £36,922 - £40,876 p.a. grade 12 payable

Vacancy no: AHS/21/380

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and committed Social Workers to complete assessments within a service for people who experience mental health difficulties. Durham County Council are in part of a partnership arrangement with Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust to provide an integrated approach to supporting people with severe and enduring mental health problems and their carers.

We currently have a number of vacancies which will be attached to our Mental Health Access service. This team complete initial assessments, make decisions around eligible for social care and health services and complete short-term interventions where appropriate.

The successful applicants will join a multi-disciplinary team of workers who are committed to providing a flexible and effective service to people with mental health problems.

You must have 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.

Applicants must hold or be applying for Social Work England registration.

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

For more information please contact:
Judith Hewitt, Team Manager on Tel: 01388 640020
Email judith.hewitt@nhs.net

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 9th August 2021.

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 266148 or Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

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.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

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