Social Worker - Duty & Assessment Team

Barnet (City/Town), London (Greater)
£39,040.00 - £49,950.00 Per Annum
04 Aug 2020
31 Aug 2020
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

In line with the government’s priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, Green Paper for Transforming children and young people’s mental health, the new assistant psychologist role is an exciting opportunity to support delivery of evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across a range of educational settings. You will also play a key role in supporting the Clinical Manager ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the service. This role is funded by the Department of Health & Social Care.

The successful candidate will be employed on a full-time (reviewed annually) by Barnet Integrated Clinical Services (BICS) a CYP MH Service for CYP and families presenting with mild to moderate mental health difficulties in the community and within social care. We are a strong, supportive, friendly department and support professional development. You will be based in the BICS Mental Health Support Teams. The starting salary is equivalent to NHS Agenda for Change Band 5 with the addition of outer London Higher Cost Allowance.

As part of this role, there will be a requirement to travel between education settings and also to/from the office where the team base is located.

Our objective is for the successful candidate to be in post by October 2020.

The successful candidate will be able to establish good communication and rapport with children and young people and demonstrate a graduate level knowledge of research and research methodology. You will also have a broad general and/or clinical knowledge base of Child Development and Mental Health

You should be able to work as a team member and to engage effectively with clients and staff across a range of contexts and be able to plan and organise in the face of complex and competing demands. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to work with people from different backgrounds, cultures and of different ages.

The post holder will have a positive and proactive approach to their own continuing professional development and have the capacity for reflective practice.

Barnet 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. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Anindita Sarkar, Clinical Lead, either by email, or on 02083592942 or on 07849623243.