Level 1 Social Worker - Community Mental Health

Employer
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£34.884 - £37.722
Closing date
9 Jan 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

Passionate about delivering high-quality, Adult Mental Health services?

Want to work in an innovative learning organisation?

Looking to develop your experience in community mental health and gain an AMHP qualification?

With excellent training and great benefits, Royal Greenwich is the ideal place to progress your career.

At Royal Greenwich, we support our Social Workers to ensure they have the resources and environment they need to make a real difference. We are keen to appoint enthusiastic Social Workers who share our vision in the development of a centre of excellence. Opportunities are available in:

  • Primary Care Plus Team 
  • Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorder & Trauma Team 
  • Intensive Case Management in Psychosis Team

The Primary Care Plus Team provides a direct link between primary and secondary care services and focuses on tele-triage, providing direct advice and support of GPs and directing service users to the pathway that will specifically meet their needs.  This service has four core aims. 

  1. Assessment & referrals management
  2. Relapse prevention and shared care
  3. Health promotion
  4. Education, training & consultation

The Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorder & Trauma Team  offers a flexible service to individuals presenting with complex needs (excluding Psychosis or Bi-polar disorder) that currently require secondary mental health care.  Referrals to ADAPT may come from PCP via triage, from the Inpatient Wards, Crisis teams, Early Intervention in Psychosis teams (following clarification of diagnosis), Forensic services or as a result of out of area transfers.

The Intensive Case Management in Psychosis Team provides a flexible service to all adults within the psychosis clusters who currently require secondary community mental health care in the locality.  The service aims to be flexible, accessible and to offer individuals choice and involvement regarding their treatment, actively encouraging their participation in the planning and implementation of their care.

We are looking for applicants with experience of working with service users with severe and enduring mental health issues.   

What we look for:

The applicant will be expected to be able to work autonomously with individuals, carers and families to deliver a range of assessment and care interventions that promote mental health well-being and social inclusion. 

To support you in your role you will receive: 

  • 1 to 1 reflective professional supervision
  • Access to Social Work Forums, for peer group discussion & supervision
  • A welcome meeting with the Head of Social Care and Mental Health Lead Social Worker to begin to discuss and plan for your professional development
  • Access to protected time to undertake the requirements for your Social Work England registration
  • Opportunity to be involved in the practice education of Social Workers 
  • Access to the Royal Borough of Greenwich training programmes and reflective workshops
  • Introduction, support and mentoring to the Royal Greenwich AMPH pathway towards professional training and AMPH practice. 

For these roles you must hold:

  • A registered professional social work qualification. 
  • Registration with Social Work England or/professional registering body.
  • This role will require an Enhanced DBS check

If you want to be part of this forward-thinking service and can help us to achieve our vision, please apply now.

This advert must be read in conjunction with the Job Description, Job Specification and the Job/Service Profile. 

For an informal discussion about these opportunities, please contact Deborah Corrodus Deborah.Corrodus@nhs.net (Lead Social Worker - Mental Health) 0203 927 6293 / 0208 836 8504

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Lorna Lee;    lorna.lee2@nhs.net     0208 836 8553  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Full Employment History: A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

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Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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