- Suffolk County Council
- Place of work:
- Mariner House, Ipswich
- Salary details:
- £26,999 - £34,585 (pro rata for part time)
- Job term:
- Full or Part Time
- 18.5 or 37 per week
- Closing date:
- 26 May 2019 11:30 PM
Access and Assessment Team, Mental Health, Adult and Community Services.
Appointing (based on skills and experience) at:
Grade 5: Newly Qualified SW at £26,999 or Experienced SW at £28,785 - £31,371.
Grade 6: Senior SW at £32,029 - £34,585*
Suffolk County Council and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) work jointly to provide integrated mental health services for adults under a S75 Partnership Agreement. Our services are evolving in response to the needs of our populations and emerging best practice. We offer a supportive team environment and the chance to work in a creative, forward thinking service. In return, we are looking for people who share our passion for promoting people’s rights and independence and championing new ways of working.
This is an exciting opportunity for dedicated social workers to work within a progressive team and receive the best possible support and development to grow your career and provide a high quality service to the lives of people with mental health difficulties and their families.
You will hold responsibility for triaging and assessing new referrals coming into the team and making quick but sound decisions based on information presented to you. You will work as part of a busy and supportive multi-disciplinary team in carrying out these duties and link closely with the Integrated Delivery Teams (IDT) to support the seamless transition for service users who require ongoing treatment and support interventions. You will need to have recent, relevant experience of working with individuals with mental ill health and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to make decisions based around risk management in a challenging and fast paced environment.
You will be offered regular clinical supervision as well as professional social work supervision. Training is available from both Suffolk County Council and NSFT. There is the opportunity to undertake AMHP training subject to a satisfactory interview. There is also the opportunity to support students within the team and undertake the Practice Educators qualification.
Applicants with an up to date AMHP qualification will be appointed at Grade 6 subject to participation on the local AMHP rota, other applicants will be appointed at Grade 5.
Relevant Social Work qualification and HCPC registration are essential. Relocation package available.
You will be required to travel frequently in rural areas, so you must hold a full valid driving licence and have access to personal transport and be able to work shifts Monday to Friday 8am-8pm.
For an informal discussion only, please contact Bonnie Lewis (Clinical team leader AAT 0300 123 1334) or Jo Bailey Complex Case Manager for MH 07714139735.
Contact from prospective applicants is strongly encouraged so that they are fully conversant with what the post entails prior to submitting an application.
Please read the Job and Person Profile for this post before applying.
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