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Principal Social Worker - CAMHS Division

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Social Care
Expiry Date
06/09/2020 08:42:00
Principal Social Worker  -  CAMHS DivisionLocation:  NorthamptonSalary: from £38,225 (depending on experience) Hours: Full time,  37.5

Job Description

Principal Social Worker  -  CAMHS Division

Location:  Northampton
Salary: from £38,225 (depending on experience) 
Hours: Full time,  37.5 hours per week

The CAMHS Division within St Andrew’s Healthcare provides a service for children and young people who experience mental health problems, many of whom have a history of childhood trauma and offending, and require treatment within specialist environments.  The aims of the pathway are to provide care and treatment through a process of assessment, individual care plans and to work closely with referring agencies to organise after care. 

The Pathway offers specialist treatment to individuals who have the need to be treated for their trauma, offending, substance misuse, learning disability or neurodevelopmental disorders or other Mental Health Problems. Individual care plans are delivered through the Care Programme Approach, which ensures that all aspects of the patient’s care is delivered by the multi-disciplinary team.  Care plans of Looked After Children and Children Leaving Care will also be supported and reviewed in collaboration with the Local Authority.

Reporting into the Head of Operations you will also receive Clinical support and supervision from the Head of Social Work CAMHS. You will support in managing the CAMHS Division Social Work team, ensuring the delivery of professional advice, supervision and support & will be pivotal in the development of the Social Work Service.   

You will need an in-depth of knowledge and experience of working in social work with young people, as you will be expected to provide specialist advice regarding the assessment, treatment and management of young people with complex social work needs.  You will have knowledge of Child Care legislation and Guidance, in addition to the MCA and MHA. You will have benefitted from good CPD, and wherever possible will attend and contribute to the Social Work Team Meeting and Social Work Forums and events. You will hold or be working towards a post qualifying award in social work.

You will need to hold a protected case load, including complex and high risk individuals and provide the best care for our patients.  You will develop and define social work roles in the pathway and will have experience of supervision and management, including investigations. You will have good performance regarding record keeping and report writing and submission.

Closing Date:  5th August 2020
Interview Date: w/c 10th and 17th August 2020