Starting salary: £38,297 plus 5% AMHP allowance (if applicable)
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1
Work Location: 4 Greenland Road, London, NW1 OAS /remote working arrangements available
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 29th May 2022 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: Thursday 23rd June 2022
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
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We are looking for a Social Worker who is keen, enthusiastic and passionate about bringing a social care perspective into mental health support.
You will enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team alongside social workers, mental health nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and a variety of community - based organisations.
The duties of this role will include providing care and services specifically tailored to the needs of Homeless clients who need the Focus Team involvement in relation to their mental health support. The post holder will be expected to deliver specific interventions and to build on – going relationships with people who do not typically engage with support efforts.
The role will offer assertive outreach service to street homeless people and homeless people in hostels. You will be offering your assessment, triage, signposting (if appropriate) and treatment. You and the Team will advocate on the client’s behalf and support client’s with social and practical issues.
You and the team will offer advice and support to street outreach staff and hostel staff on working with mentally ill people and help them to formulate treatment and crisis plans as appropriate.
If you are looking for the next step up or new challenge in your Social Care career, then we want to hear from you.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
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This role requires you to be a qualified Social Worker and must be registered with Social Work England. Also, to be successful in this role you must be willing to show a commitment to undertake Post Qualifying Courses when relevant.
Due to some of the complexities in working within this specialism, you will need at least 5 years post qualifying Social Work experience in Mental Health to be considered for the position.
The successful candidates will be enthusiastic, passionate and committed to work within the recovery model and dedicated to improve the well-being of those receiving input from us as well as their carers and wider community networks.
You will have experience of working with people who experience psychosis in a community setting. You will also have experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally to high service standards.
Working for Camden
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At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.
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Inclusion and Diversity
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