Social Workers (Mental Health)/Approved Mental Health Professionals

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Closed for applications on 10/11/2019 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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Social Care - Adult Service
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within one of the Mental health teams
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10 Nov
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Adult and Health Services
Adult Care- Mental Health

Social Workers (Mental Health)/Approved Mental Health Professionals

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

Fulltime temporary until 31/3/2020- Durham City Affective Disorders, North End House,

Fulltime temporary maternity cover, (subject to the return of the substantive post holder)- Easington Affective Disorders, Merrick House, Easington

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/19/298

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and committed Social Workers/Approved Mental Health Professionals to deliver care co-ordination for people who experience severe and / or enduring mental health difficulties.

We currently have a full time, permanent vacancy within North Durham Psychosis Team and two temporary posts, one within Easington Affective Disorders Team and one within Durham City Affective Disorders Team.

The Community Intervention Teams (CITs) provide an integrated health and social care approach to supporting people with severe and enduring mental health problems and their carers. These functional teams provide statutory and specialist interventions on behalf of both Durham County Council and Tees Esk and Wear Valley’s NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful applicants will join multi-disciplinary teams of workers who are committed to providing a flexible and effective service to people with psychosis and affective disorders.

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 HCPC registration.

The successful applicants for these posts 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
Fiona Brennan, Team Manager (Durham City Affective Disorders), Tel: 0191 594 5800 email fiona.brennan1@nhs.net
Gemma Lamplough, Team Manager (Easington Affective Disorders), Tel: 0191 5275050 email gemma.lamplough@nhs.net

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 18/11/2019.

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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This job is closed for applications.