Mental Health Social Worker
Mental Health Social Worker, Grade K – Fixed Term post for 12 months, with possibility of extension or permanence
There’s no better time to start a career with North Yorkshire County Council - the time for change and innovative approaches to delivering care is something you could be part of!
NYCC and Tees Esk Wear Valley (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust works together to deliver a joint, resilient and responsive Adult Community Mental Health Service across North Yorkshire which is supportive of the North Yorkshire Health & Wellbeing Board Mental Health 2015-2020 strategy “Hope, Control & Choice” vision:
“We will work together to ensure the people of North Yorkshire have the resilience to enjoy the best possible mental health, and to live their lives to their full potential, whatever their age and background, supported by effective, integrated and accessible services across all sectors, designed in genuine partnership with the people who need to make use of them and those who care for them.”
At this very exciting time we are looking for a Mental Health Social Worker to join us, based at Gibraltar House in Northallerton and help us realise this vision.
As a mental health social worker you will have responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating social care for individuals in a community setting. You will support people within the secondary care pathway of the team, using a recovery model approach to help maximise people's potential to maintain their dignity and independence in their own homes and communities.
You will provide professional support in terms of interventions with individuals, families and groups and jointly work and communicate with staff across the primary and secondary care interface. You will also liaise with non-statutory organisations to meet service user /carer needs. Working in partnership with members of the multi-disciplinary team e.g. medical staff, occupational therapists, psychologist, social care staff, nursing care staff and students on placement, you will deliver the requirements of the Care Act and other statutory duties such as Adult Safeguarding.
To be eligible for this post you will have a professional Social Care qualification such as Social Work, DipSW or CQSW and have current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
In return we can:
• Promote a safe culture of support and learning and strive to ensure our staff have manageable case workloads which reflect ability and allow a focus on delivery of care services
• Promote and enable a better work / life balance which we recognise is of great importance
We fully recognise the need to support staff development and enhance their skills and experience, which we deliver through senior professionals within the service who can share the wealth of experience they have gained through years as social care practitioners.
We would encourage you to call the recruiting manager to find out more about the role and what we can offer you before applying. So, for an informal discussion about the role please contact Corinna Russell, Team Manager for Adult Mental Health in Hambleton on 01609 751850.
Closing date: 30th June 2019
Interview date: 9th July
About the location:
Gibraltar House is situated in Northallerton which can be easily accessed by both the A19 and A1- perfect for anyone looking to commute from the surrounding areas including Teesside and Richmondshire!
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NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.