Senior Social Worker (AMHP Service)

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£36,219 to £43,887
Posted
01 Oct 2020
Closes
25 Oct 2020
Ref
randw/TP/30/2163
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

The London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth are seeking permanent senior AMHPs to join their team. The role is based in Springfield Hospital but there is also another office at the Twickenham Civic Centre, although the team is currently working from home. The team consists of a Team Manager, Assistant Team Manager, 2 Senior Social AMHPs and 4 AMHPs alongside an Access Office and AMHP Support Worker.

The AMHP team covers 2 busy London Boroughs undertaking Mental Health Act assessments in the boroughs in various locations. The successful candidates will have the relevant qualifications necessary to undertake the role. The role is full time with the core hours being Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm but AMHP work can often go outside of these hours.

This is a busy team with a fast throughput of work, therefore excellent time management skills and the ability to manage your own caseload is essential.

The successful applicants interested in this post will:

  • have a ‘can do’ attitude to work
  • have the interests of residents and service users at heart, and ensuring they receive the highest standards of service provision
  • take a team approach that values collaboration and partnership working.
  • have knowledge of current developments in relevant legislation, national guidance and frameworks and how to access more detailed information when necessary, including the local authority’s responsibility to safeguard adults at risk
  • be able to make rapid judgements, at times in emergencies

What we can offer you?...

  • strong commitment to professional supervision and supporting staff
  • excellent training and support with continuing professional development through our Adult Social Care Academy 
  • flexible working
  • staff benefits scheme/staff discounts
  • a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays
  • membership of the local government contributory pension scheme
  • childcare vouchers
  • new technology scheme
  • interest-free loans on annual travel cards
  • discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments
  • a wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered

The role will require that the successful candidates have the relevant social work qualification and experience in social care as well as being registered with Social Work England.

For the full job profile please view the attachment below.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 25 October 2020

Shortlisting Date: W/C 26 October 2020

Interview Date: W/C 26 October 2020

Useful Information

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).