Mental Health Senior Social Worker (Adult Mental Health Team)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
26/07/2024 12:00
£45,441 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Adult Mental Health Team, Jarrow
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Closing date:
26 Jul
Further Information
Mental Health Senior Social Worker (Adult Mental Health Team)
£45,441 pa

About Us: Adult Social Care is changing in South Tyneside.  We are a forward-thinking Council that is developing innovative approaches to meet our challenges. Focusing on People, Place and Partnerships, this is a great time to join us.  With our new Council Leadership, and a recent service review, we are developing a new 5-year Vision and Strategy for Adult Social Care to help support the next stage of our journey.  Working closely with all our partners our vision for the future is to see every person in South Tyneside with care and support needs “Living Better Lives”, to fully utilise their strengths and assets, to remain safe and well; in the neighbourhoods and communities they call home.  We want to work with all our partners to ensure the person only need tell their story once and that they have equal voice in co-ordinating their care and support.  We understand promoting the importance of social justice and inclusion, respecting people’s rights, citizenship, and participation.
Joining us at this time will ensure you are at the forefront of helping to develop and embed co-production and co-delivery, delivering new models of working through our Adult Social Care framework and contributing to our ambitious plans to fully embed our strengths-based practice, improve services and deliver better outcomes for the people of South Tyneside.   We remain fully committed to supporting our staff to grow and develop, and we will provide you with the opportunity to use your skills and learn new ones.  Through the development of our new Values and Behaviour Framework we will fully support staff to become Curious, Accountable, Responsive and Empowered (CARE).
About the Role:
Working as a Mental Health Senior Social Worker is both challenging and rewarding. As part of the Adult Mental Health Team, you will play a crucial role in undertaking a range of strengths-based interventions to ensure adults with care and support needs, and their families and carers achieve their desired outcomes. 
You will have experience of working in a Mental Health Team supporting individuals with complex needs, as well as managing risk in collaboration with partners with a wide range of professional specialisms and expertise to support people to live full lives.
For more information about the role please contact Tracey Bage LD, Preparation for Adulthood/MH Service Manager (AMHP Lead) on (0191) 4244080 or Jenna Akuchie Interim Team Manager on (0191) 4246483.  Tracey.Bage@southtyneside.gov.uk  / Jenna.Akuchie@southtyneside.gov.uk
About You: Driven by research, innovation, and the desire to develop best practice, you must demonstrate an applied knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Health Legislation and the NHS Continuing Health Care Framework and be willing to undertake further bespoke learning and development to support your future progression. 
As a Senior Social Worker, you will want to continue practicing in a setting that believes that people are at their healthiest and happiest when they are supported to remain independent, close to the people they love and who love them, in the neighbourhoods and communities they call home.
These roles are a great opportunity for someone with the right drive and ambition to join our highly motivated teams.  The successful applicants will share our enthusiasm, contributing to and influencing improved performance at an individual, team and service level. 
We offer an excellent benefits package and further information is available here - www.southtyneside.gov.uk/workinghere 
South Tyneside Council 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 and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.
For those posts where there is a requirement to either work in or enter a Care Quality Commission Regulated Care Home (CQC) it would be preferred but optional, that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medical exempt) as a condition of employment.
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Closing date: Noon, 26 July 2024
Previous applicants need not apply