Senior Practitioner Social Worker - Adult Mental Health

Brent Council
Kilburn, London
£41,025 - £46,608 p.a. inc.
27 Mar 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full time
Salary range: £41,025 - £46,608 p.a. inc.

Contract: Permanent

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Brondesbury Road, Kilburn and other locations from time to time

Senior Practitioner Social Worker - Brent Adult Mental Health

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Social Work Practitioner to take on a senior role within Brent Adult Mental Health Services. The postholder will be responsible for ensuring services are delivered across professional boundaries. The postholder will be responsible for taking a lead on key social care targets including direct payments, carers and safeguarding. S/he will have a working knowledge of the Care Act and be able to ensure that assessments are compliant with Social Care Legislation. The postholder will be committed to recovery principles, and able to embed these within the team.

The Person

This post will suit a senior and experienced mental health social worker who is skilled and confident in their role and able to lead and manage others in working with service users using the recovery model. The ideal candidate will have clear social work expertise and ability to champion the social care agenda within the team. The post holder will be expected to hold a small complex caseload with minimal support and be able to provide clear guidelines to others regarding their care management duties.

The successful candidate will be able to provide robust day to day management support to the Community Mental Health Team and interface effectively with other services and stakeholders. The post holder will be expected to have excellent communication skills and be able to take responsibility for monitoring performance in key areas of Social Care.

Closing Date: 17 April 2018

Assessment & Interview Date: tbc

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced and barred from working with adults' DBS Disclosure.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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