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Adults Social Worker

Northumberland County Council
£33,486 - £37,568
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Mental Health social worker, Adult Social Care (full time 37 hrs per week)

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced mental health social workers to join our mental health adult social care team in Blyth. 

If you are passionate about making a positive difference to adults with mental health needs, we would like to hear from you.

About the role

We have recently restructured our teams to enable our community mental health social workers to work more closely with related health services. 

Teams are now aligned with the Primary Care Networks developed as part of the NHS long term plan and secondary care services, and you will also work closely with Approved Mental Health Professionals, and Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Mental Health Trust. 

Our vision is to develop the mental health social work role to be integrated with related health colleagues to deliver better outcomes for the people we support.

This is an opportunity to apply your social work/professional skills, values, and specialist knowledge in the context of working with complex ethical and legislative processes.

You will deliver a range of assessment and care interventions which will promote mental health wellbeing and social inclusion wherever possible.  

The main responsibilities include: 

Care Act Assessments 

Multi Agency Working 

Completing Mental Capacity Assessments 

Court Work including Section 21a Challenges, Tribunal work under the Mental Health Act

Complex Safeguarding 

Essential requirements:

  • Degree in Social Work (or equivalent)
  • Experience of Social Work with adults whose primary need is mental health
  • Due to the nature of this role, it is an essential requirement that the post holder has a valid driving licence and has access to a car they can use for work purposes

For further information please see the job description and person specification attached here.

For an informal discussion about these opportunities, please contact Zoe Williamson 07469905228 

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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