Emergency Duty Approved Mental Health Social Worker

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£36,618 - £44,598 per annum
06 May 2021
02 Jun 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type

About Us:

Providing expert support to people in crisis.

In Kensington and Chelsea, we look after a diverse population, which includes people living in some of the nation’s most deprived wards. Our challenges have become particularly acute during the pandemic but, by sharing facilities and expertise in a tri-borough agreement with Westminster City Council and Hammersmith and Fulham, we have sustained joined-up health and social care services that put residents at their heart. We support people’s independence and wellbeing, and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. However, when mental health crises occur, our Duty Team of AMHPs are ready to act.

The Role: This is an opportunity to use your mental health expertise in a frontline role, working across three flagship boroughs. Covering hospital emergency departments, police stations and health-based places of safety, you will join a five-week rolling rota to provide emergency support for weekday nights, weekends and Bank Holidays. Although you will have considerable scope in the type of interventions you offer, you will always have the backing of an on-call manager throughout your decision-making process. You will also have access to an AMHP forum and a wide range of in-house resources and expertise.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You: You will be a qualified and registered Approved Mental Health Practitioner, with experience of working with people in crisis, including older adults, vulnerable adults and people with learning disabilities. In all cases you’ll be capable of building rapport and quickly establishing empathic and supportive relationships. In-depth knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and The Care Act 2014 is essential. Calm and resilient, with a can-do attitude, you’ll be capable of solving a wide range problems in collaboration with both statutory and voluntary service providers.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description in the application question. CV’s will not be considered for this role.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants.

Additional information

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.

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.

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 do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, 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.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email: recruitment@rbkc.gov.uk