Qualified Senior Adult's Social Worker Mental Health

Waltham Forest, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTW402116_1601542609
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2020-10-01
  • Location: Waltham Forest, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-30
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for an experienced Adult's Social worker for the Older Persons Mental Health Team for Waltham Forest Council.

Main duties:

  • To conduct or support individual assessments or facilitate self-assessments using the appropriate assessment tools and techniques in order to establish clear, relevant, proportionate, cost effective and appropriate options for the individual.
  • Based on individual structured assessments and in line with the enablement approach, plan and set up appropriate personalised and outcome-led packages of support that maximise long-term independence and choice and minimise on-going support from health and social care
  • Conduct risk assessments with adults and carers, in line with eligibility criteria and Mental Capacity legislation and refer to the appropriate professional such as an AMHP if the person is a risk to self or others this may require a Mental Health Act assessment to be carried out. You will then be expected to contribute to the assessment and provide the appropriate information.
  • To conduct Mental Capacity Act/best interest assessments in line with statutory guidance and ensuring adults are provided with the opportunity to demonstrate capacity wherever possible.
  • To manage an allocated caseload of clients in compliance with statutory requirements, Council policy, professional best practice and with regard for individual choice.
  • To facilitate group work in line with the recovery and enablement model of mental health
  • Liaise with, establish and maintain effective working relationships with other local services, specialist teams, Mental Health Trust, NHS Barnet, Hospital Trusts and the 3rd sector relevant to the needs of the service users in order to deliver a holistic and seamless service to the client.

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification and be registered with Social Worker England
  • Successful completion of Assessed Year in Employment
  • Clear Enhanced DBS check
  • Over 2 years' experience working with Adult's Mental Health Team for a local authority
  • Training in safeguarding of vulnerable adults
  • Training in the Mental Health Act

** Please contact Heather Scase for more info on 0203 743 6103 **

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