Now is an exciting time to join the London Borough of Waltham Forest as a Mental Health Social Worker.
We are currently transforming our services to provide high quality person-centred care and support to adults to maximise their mental health and wellbeing. We need a workforce of highly skilled and experienced Social Worker’s to do so. You can help us deliver positive outcomes for adult social care users, their carers and families as well as the wider community.
You will be responsible for carrying a varied caseload within a Community Mental Health Setting. The role will include supporting people who are being managed via the Care Programme Approach. completing Care Act assessments, preparing Social Circumstances Reports, attending Mental Health Review Tribunal hearings, supporting carers, completing Mental Capacity Act Assessments, and supporting people with severe and enduring mental illness in their recovery journey to maximise their independence.
You’ll work as part of a wider team within the Specialist Social Work Service in the Mental Health Service. Mental health posts in Waltham Forest are covered within a s75 partnership with our Trust partners – North East London Foundation Trust. You will be required to be proficient in using the recording systems RiO and MOSAIC.
You will be provided regular supervision and access to training and career development opportunities including the opportunity to train in Open Dialogue and potentially gain a qualification in this area. AMHP training is also encouraged for our Mental Health Social Workers, if you are not an AMHP already.
These roles require an experienced individual, with a proven track record of delivering outstanding care in a pragmatic and sensitive way that matches the needs of a multi-cultural community. Your knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and procedures will be second to none.
We want people who are team players and can work effectively under pressure and manage high risk clients. You’ll have outstanding communication skills and the ability to engage service users, colleagues and third parties alike.
We’re looking for people who want to be part of a fresh leadership team and adult social care service delivering a improved life chances for our residents. Do you relish a challenge and the chance to work in new innovative and imaginative ways to ensure our residents are resilient, independent, safe and well? If the answer is ‘yes’ then we’d encourage you to apply.
AMHP’s receive an AMHP bonus as well. All applicants must be qualified Social Workers and have completed a Social Work Degree.
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a good quality life. Over the past few years, the borough has changed significantly for the better. Good schools, great parks, excellent culture facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship are making it a place that people want to call home. We’ve also recently been the first ‘London Borough of Culture’.
In line with our ambitions, the Adult Social Care service in Waltham Forest has plans to progress to excellence. We want the service to enable the most vulnerable residents to be resilient, independent, safe and well. This is supported by the unique Families at the Heart of our Place Strategy which sees Adult Social Care working across the Families & Homes Directorate. Waltham Forest is in a unique position to deliver this as we have strong health and community partnerships and an emerging Integrated Care System.
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the Social Care lead for the Trust Siobhan Askew on 07718 665 028
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