Social Worker CMHT Brent

brent, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: AM10032021_1615369359
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2021-03-10
  • Location: brent, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-09
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

To work within a multi-disciplinary CMHT, carrying out assessments on people with severe and enduring mental health needs, and taking on the role of CPA Care Co-ordinator.

Main Duties:

To carry out high quality, service user-centred assessment taking into account risk, health, social and cultural needs

To carry out risk assessments following the local policy

To act as an AMHP, carrying out the range of roles and responsibilities defined in the Mental Health Act, or to prepare for and undergo AMHP training through the agreed route

To carry out Carers' Assessments and draw up Carers' Care Plans where appropriate

To develop with service users' creative CPA care plans based on their assessed needs, and to ensure maximum use of non-mental health service options and culturally appropriate services

To investigate the quality and cost of service providers using negotiation skills to ensure that the best value is achieved for council money

To be responsible for monitoring the quality and appropriateness of the CPA care plan you create, liaising closely and negotiating with service providers and members of the multi-disciplinary team

To act as the CPA Care Co-ordinator, fulfilling all the responsibilities of that role

To act as a social supervisor fulfilling the responsibilities under section 41 of the Mental Health Act.

To be largely self-servicing in relation to your personal administrative needs, using a personal computer and networked software

To provide high quality reports and to be responsible for ensuring that all client files are kept in good order in accordance with local procedures

To promote customer care by treating service users, carers, referrers and other agencies with dignity, respect and courtesy at all times

To work constructively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

To bring to the attention of a senior member of staff any matter likely to cause significant concern

To prepare for and undergo supervision in line with the Brent Mental Health Service Supervision Procedure

To prepare for and undergo Performance Appraisal in line with Brent Mental Health Service Performance Appraisal Procedure, and to attend training as required

To keep abreast of policy and best practice and to apply this research and theory in everyday work

To carry out any other duties deemed to be appropriate

Essential Skills and abilities:

A working knowledge of relevant legislation relating to the provision of services for adult services users, including people with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health problems or older people

Ability to facilitate assessments and record key information which represents user needs and to carry out community care assessments and support planning including co-ordinating multi-disciplinary input

Ability to demonstrate engagement with people and build, manage, sustain effective and compassionate relationships

To be able to understand the inter-professional and multi-disciplinary dimension to practice and demonstrate effective partnership working

Ability to develop and work as part of a team and in partnership with relevant stakeholders, external partners, internal departments, service users and relatives eliciting and respecting their needs and views

Ability to travel over the north of the county and undertake travel out of the area if required

Understanding of Carenotes and Framework I IT systems would be advantageous

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

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

Experience of working within adults' mental health or a CMHT environment

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Social Worker CMHT Brent

brent, London