Approved Mental Health Professionals/Experienced Mental Health Social Workers

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Closed for applications on 09/08/2020 12:00
Initial Salary: Experienced Social Worker - £32,878 to £34,788 per annum On qualification as an AMHP: £40,760 to £42,683 2019/20 salary rate. 2020/21 salary pending negotiations
Travel expenses
Hours per week:
37 hours and 1 x 30 hour post
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Redcar & Cleveland
Closing date:
9 Aug
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.

Due to internal restructure and promotions within the teams we have vacancies for Approved Mental Health Professionals and Experienced Mental Health Social Workers within our Older People’s and Adult Mental Health Social Work teams. This includes full time posts and a part time post of 30 hours per week.

The Social Work teams are managed by experienced Mental Health Social Workers who are also AMHP’s. The service also benefits from a Professional AMHP Lead in addition to the Team Managers to strengthen the management support, guidance and decision making to the council’s AMHP service.

Both teams work closely with NHS mental health colleagues as part of our continuing collaborative working with our mental health partners in Tees, Esk and Wear Valley Foundation Trust.

Successful candidates will need to;
• be a qualified social worker with a relevant qualification (DipSW or Degree) and current registration with Social Work England
• be qualified as an AMHP with recent experience of undertaking assessments under the Mental Health Act 1983 OR
• be willing to train as an AMHP as part of career progression and once qualified to be active on the AMHP rota
• have either significant experience of working in mental health i.e. working with people experiencing severe mental health difficulties and with complex needs and managing risk in partnership with the person and their carers AND OR
• have extensive social work experience in mainstream adult social work practice, especially in relation to Safeguarding and Court of Protection work
• be able to undertake comprehensive needs-led assessments under the Care Act 2014 and prepare, implement and monitor care plans
• ensure social care services are commissioned with best value and personalised outcomes in mind and ensure that social care funded packages are regularly reviewed in a robust way
• have a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and practice issues incl. the Care Act, MHA, Safeguarding, MCA / DoLs and experience of the interface with the Court of Protection
• be able to contribute to the commissioning and provision of effective after-care services, including those required under s117 MHA, Care Act 2014 and CPA

If you would like to have an informal discussion about these positions please contact: Claire Nary, Adults Mental Health Team Manager on 07966 429564; Janice Collins, Older Peoples Mental Health Team Manager on 07747 693078 or Scott Boyd, Professional AMHP/DoLS Lead on 01642 771685.

The 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.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.