Job DescriptionSenior Social Worker – CAMHS PathwayBased: NorthamptonBand 6Salary: £29,329 - £36,647 ( depending on experience)Excellent benefits plus £1641 clinical allowanceHours: Full time, 37.5 per week
St Andrew’s is the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care. Our focus is transforming lives through ground breaking treatment and rehabilitation, with surpluses re-invested in our outstanding facilities. You’ll find a welcoming, inclusive culture, inspired by the shared values of our team. Everyone has their part to play in the amazing work we do – you’ll have every opportunity to get what you want from your career. The role:
An interesting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Social Worker with at least three years post qualification experience and a post qualifying award to work in the CAMH service at Fitzroy House St Andrew’s. The CAMH service provides recovery and rehabilitation treatment pathways within both Medium and Low secure services, specialising in Forensic Mental Health, Personality disorders, Learning Disability and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
You will be part of the friendly and supportive social work team, working alongside the multi-disciplinary team, to deliver the best outcomes for our young people.
You will need to be able to prepare reports and present to Mental Health Act Tribunals and there will be opportunities to engage with families and carers. The successful candidate will play a key role in planning discharge under S117 aftercare, liaising with local area teams and commissioners from across the UK and Republic of Ireland. You will be managed by the Lead Social Worker, have regular supervision and annual performance review as well as being able to access opportunities for professional development in social work and other related practice issues.
All social workers work within the Care Programme Approach and will be expected to lead on particular responsibilities that may include:-
- Assessment of patient needs for social work interventions throughout admission
- Ensuring that patient’s rights are protected under the Mental Health Act 1983, Children Act, Human Rights Act, Safeguarding Adults procedures, and Community Care legislation.
- Advocating for patients or ensuring the involvement of appropriate advocacy services
- Preparation and presentation of Mental Health Review Tribunal reports.
- Working with carers and family members including visits to family homes, completing Core Assessments as needed, liaison with home area Health and Social Care services, other voluntary or statutory agencies, identifying and assessing appropriate community resources.
- Planning for Discharge and recording Section 117 Aftercare arrangements.
- Attendance at Clinical Review meetings and presentation of evidence of social work intervention.
The successful applicant will be a member of the multi-disciplinary team and have good communication and interpersonal skills. There is an expectation that the post holder will seek to develop their skills within this specialist area.
You should be in receipt of the Degree in Social Work or equivalent and have at least three years post qualifying experience of working with children and or mental health experience and will hold a post qualifying award. You will be HCPC registered and there will be opportunities for training to ensure re-registration.
Knowledge of Mental Health Legislation including the Care Programme Approach would also be helpful. You must be willing to support students in training and/or offer supervision to less experienced colleagues. Reward
We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, sickness policy on par with NHS, 35 days holiday, life cover, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & access to vocational qualifications. Interested?
We would love you to apply or for further information please contact:Margaret Mills (Acting Lead Social Worker) on 01604 614352 or Tim Wilkins (Acting Principal Social Worker) on 01604 614316. Closing Date : 11th June 2017Interviews are planned for 15th June 2107Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in due course