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Alliance Mental Health Transitions Worker

Employer
Lambeth Council
Location
Lambeth, London (Greater)
Salary
£39,462 - £42,609 pa
Closing date
15 Jan 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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Permanent and Full Time

The Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance (LWNA) brings together Certitude, Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, Lambeth Council, South London & Maudsley Trust and Thames Reach to deliver an innovative way of providing mental health support. Together LWNA partners support the achievement of the ‘big three outcomes’ identified by local people: to support people to recover and stay well, make their own choices and participate on an equal footing in daily life.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the LWNA. We wish to recruit two Mental Health Transitions Workers to support young people as they move from childrens to adult mental health services, including support for care leavers. The post holders will support young people to build resilience, assisting them to gain skills to become independent and successfully manage their lives. They will work in a strengths-based way, supporting young people to identify their personal interests and future goals.

Key duties include:

  • Undertaking joint assessments and risk assessments of young people nearing transition to help determine service and support needs
  • Developing strong relationships with a range of partners and agencies including Children and Adolescent and Adult Mental Health services, Children’s Social Care, Adult Mental Health, Living Well Network Alliance and community services
  • Contributing to complex case-work with families and young people
  • Positively promoting and supporting connections with local communities through developing and maintaining extensive knowledge and links within Lambeth and wider areas
  • Working in an integrated, multi- disciplinary environment and co-working with other teams and professions within team meetings, case conferences and professionals’ meetings
  • Contributing to the review and update of protocols for transition between Children’s and Adult Mental Health services, participate in Transitions project work and evaluation

These posts would suit individuals who are committed to collaborative working to improve outcomes for young people. The post holders should have previously worked with people with mental health needs and have experience of assessing the needs and strengths of young adults and their families/carers.

For informal discussion in connection with the post please contact:

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Job description & person specification

The closing date for receiving completed application forms is 9 January 2022 at midnight.

Interviews to held week commencing: Monday 17 January 2022 

Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Further information about the DBS can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs

Lambeth aims for quality services and equal opportunities for all and is committed to safer recruitment.

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