Mental Health Social Worker (AMHP) (with use of own vehicle) (G

Dudley, Dudley
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW9898_1563360795
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-07-17
  • Location: Dudley, Dudley
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-15
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We are currently recruiting a caring, compassionate and motivated individual as a Mental Health Social Worker for the Improvement & Commissioning division of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, within the West Midlands.

Job Purpose:

  • To provide a co-ordinated approach to the assessment of Mental Health service users and to develop individual Care Programme within the Care Programme Approach
  • To undertake, monitor and evaluate the assessment of needs and to develop individual packages of care
  • To arrange placements in residential and nursing homes following assessment using Departmental guidelines and with the agreement of the Budget Holder
  • To provide advice, support and counselling for service users and carers, who require such assistance either within a geographical area or specialism
  • To provide a sensitive, flexible and appropriate response to individual service users and their carers
  • To fulfil the requirement for continuing registration with the GSCC

Requirements:

  • To undertake assessment of need of those service users who require a complete assessment, co-ordinating those assessments where multi-disciplinary input is required in accordance with Departmental Procedures
  • To maintain effective working relationships with internal and external service providers and to convene and attend multi-disciplinary meetings as required
  • To operate within Departmental stated Principles, Policies and Guidelines including Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Complaints Procedures
  • To participate in the Duty System
  • If approved under the Mental Health Act, the Social Worker will carry out all duties of an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) and take part in an AMHP duty rota. There may be an expectation that the post holder undertakes AMHP training and updates knowledge of legislation, practice and procedure and supervises AMHP candidates
  • Qualification - DipSW, CQSW or other enabling registration with HCPS
  • Willing to undertake AMHP training and take part in all relevant in-service and AMHP refresher courses, if required
  • Special Knowledge - 1983 Mental Health Act, Government Legislation and Directives related to mental health, knowledge of mental illness and a range of various treatment approaches. Knowledge of principles of equal opportunities
  • A Knowledge of Equality & Diversity issues, Physical, Presentable appearance, confident manner, physically able to perform the job
  • Flexible and reliable in regards to hours of work and in approach to the role to ensure the needs of service users/carers and the requirements of the department are met.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team to work with professionals, to liaise with other agencies. Ability to make decisions, to follow through with appropriate action, to keep calm in a crisis and think logically. Show a commitment to personal development and training; to be non-judgemental and understanding
  • Have own Vehicle
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