About the role
As a Senior Social Worker you will contribute to the delivery of multi-agency Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for children and young people with complex heath needs; bringing a social care perspective to the work of the CAMHS Community Teams.
Supporting and protecting children and young children with mental health difficulties and their families will be at the heart of all you do by providing a range of interventions including:
- Joint case working
- Participation in case reviews
- Assessment of need
- Mental health assessments
- Care planning and intervention
- Clinical supervision of CAMHS Senior Social Workers
- Ongoing service development
You will also attend statutory meetings in relation to cases where your involvement would be beneficial.
You will use your excellent communication and engagement skills to ensure that the CAMHS Social Work service operates in a safe and efficient way, as part of the whole system of partnership and multi-agency working. Your commitment to partnership working will enable you to establish and promote key relationships.
This role is co-located across Children's Services and CAMHS Community Teams; delivering direct work to children and young people and their families. You will play a crucial role in the maintaining effective communication between local area children's social care teams and CAMHS, using both CAMHS System One and Children's Services LCS.
You will contribute to the development of reflective and systemic thinking within Children's Services, offering a mentoring role around the identification and appropriate treatment pathways for children experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties.
To be shortlisted to interview for this role, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Good communication and engagement skills
- Evidence of effective partnership working
- Delivering 1-1 therapeutic interventions to young people (therefore, a minimum of two years therapeutic intervention experience or training in this area will be required for this role)
- Experience of supervising/line managing other staff
This is an exciting new role putting you at the heart of the mobilisation of Surrey's new model. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, we look forward to receiving your application.
For more information, please refer to the role profile attached at the bottom of this advert.
For an informal discussion please contact Laura Hoyles by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 14th June 2020 with interviews to follow.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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