Mental Health Social Worker
Early Intervention In Psychosis Team East – Based at Farmside KT19 8PB, working across East and Mid Surrey.
Surrey County Council pay grade PS9SC – starting at £33,665 per annum @ 36 hrs per week.
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
About the Role
As a qualified Social Worker, (HCPC Registered) with post qualifying experience in the mental health service and good assessment and risk management skills, you will be expected to assess the social care needs of service users and provide direct social work intervention to some of the most challenging and complex service users and their carers.
You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team consisting of doctors, nurses, approved mental health professionals, occupational therapists, psychologists, enabling independence workers and carer practice advisors. You will be required to work under the framework of the Care Programme Approach and personalisation and ensure the implementation of agreed care and risk management plans. This will involve the close monitoring of their effectiveness to ensure the wellbeing of service users, carers and the public.
You will be promoting the personalisation agenda and self-directed support for service users and carers who are eligible for services.
You will need to be flexible and adaptable to work in a challenging and demanding environment. The team are friendly and cohesive and are proud of their record in providing an effective service in the community.
A valid driver’s licence and the availability of an insured vehicle for the performance of work related duties is an essential requirement of the role. Applications from those who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.
You will be provided with good support from managers and colleagues, to help you meet the challenges of the post. New staff are given mentoring and support from an experienced colleague and will also participate in an extensive induction programme.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For further information or an informal discussion about this role please contact :
Hannah Bloy (Senior AMHP Specialist Services) on 07813 545819 or email at:-
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28th February 2019.
Interviews date to be confirmed.