Social Worker

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£34,128 - £41,466 per annum
10 Sep 2020
21 Sep 2020
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

While many of our residents are flourishing in our borough, others need a little more support – and that is where our Adult Social Care and Public Health team come in.  

Working alongside colleagues in Westminster City Council, we have formed a Bi-Borough partnership which supports the sharing of facilities and expertise – this allows us to provide joined-up health and social care services that are constantly evolving and improving. 

With both boroughs ranked as having some of the best adult social care services in the country, we intend to maintain these high standards, supporting people to stay close to their communities and homes, and outside of acute and institutional care where it is appropriate. We help our community to be as independent as possible, and we have a clear focus on early intervention.

If you have the drive, determination and vision to make a positive impact on our residents’ lives, please take a look at our vacancies below. 

The Role:

The Older Adults Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in Kensington and Chelsea is an integrated NHS and Adult Social Care service, which provides a joined up assessment, treatment and support planning service to older adults with complex mental health and social care needs. 

The older adults CMHT comprises of staff trained in working with people with mental health problems. The team is multi-disciplinary in nature and team members include medical and nursing staff as well as occupational therapy, psychology and social workers. We also have a Home treatment service within the team which is staffed by Home Treatment nurses/support workers.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information. 

About You:

As a qualified social worker, you will be committed to working with the client group and  have experience of working with vulnerable adults with complex mental and physical health problems. You will have experience of carrying out the local authority care management function and have good knowledge and experience of Safeguarding, the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act.

You will have experience of carrying out initial mental health assessments and working closely with multi-disciplinary colleagues.

While being qualified as an AMHP is not a prerequisite for taking up this post you will be expected to undergo this training at a later date if successfully nominated by the AMHP Training panel.

Role Requirements:

The Older Adults CMHT in Kensington and Chelsea is a well established Borough team based in North Kensington and serving a diverse and multicultural population.

The team works across the whole of the borough, which has a mixture of affluent and deprived areas but with the incidence of complex mental health problems cutting across the whole older adults population.

The team is very supportive and enthusiastic about working with older adults with both physical and mental health needs.

The team works with patients who have functional and organic mental illnesses. 

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.