Mental Health Social Worker

Haringey, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ABTW0909B_1568046000
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-09-09
  • Location: Haringey, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-08
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Mental Health Social Worker to join a busy Hospital team in the London Borough of Haringey.

Main Duties:

To consider all requests for an assessment under the Mental Health Act 1983, and act appropriately

Conduct a variety of clinical assessments and reviews for service users that are proportionate to need and be able to interpret them to provide the appropriate care for each individual

To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and devise/implement risk management plans appropriate to level of risk.

Enable individuals to identify appropriate outcomes which will meet their needs and aspirations and work with them to achieve these through an agreed support plan

To help develop and implement strategies for the delivery of personalisation, self-directed support and wellbeing and continually find new ways of promoting independence, incorporating these into routine practice and applying the principles of personalisation

Maintain awareness and keep updated of changes in related theories, current legislation, corporate and directorate policies, local and agency practice in order to disseminate knowledge and contribute to the delivery of a high standard of service and best

Essential Skills and abilities:

Understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2005

Ability to provide follow-up support under the Mental Health Act e.g. Nearest Relative County Court Action; reports and attendance at Mental Health Review Tribunals; ensuring copies of reports appropriately disseminated; ensuring property and animals are secure

Ability to co-ordinate complex decision-making processes regarding the legal and ethical aspects of detention under the Mental Health Act and ensure the safe admission to hospital or the provision of alternative care arrangements

Job Requirements:
An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
Must have a minimum of 2 years' experience

Experience of Court Work

Experience of multi-disciplinary and/or joint working with NHS teams/colleagues

Professional Social Work qualification, such as DipSW or CQSW and registration as a Social Worker with a valid HCPC registration

Experience of working with and assessing the needs of clients with significant/serious mental health conditions

To discuss this opportunity further please contact ALEX BLYTH on 0203 743 6103

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