Social Worker Care Coordinator

East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Dunstable CMHT for Band 6 Social Worker. We encourage you to apply for this great opportunity. You are welcome to come and meet the team prior to your interview. The team is based in Dunstable which covers Dunstable, Houghton Regis and the surrounding villages.

Our teams core hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and operate a Duty Professional system responding to those who require support in a crisis. Our team provides assessment, care planning, intervention and evaluation of those with a moderate to severe mental health diagnosis for ages between 18 to 65 (up to 70 if already open to the team). Our service focuses on developing and utilising your specialist mental health skills and embracing your core competencies as a Social Worker Working within our team you will be involved in the planning of new services.

Main duties of the job

The team is made up of a rich resource of multidisciplinary professionals who support psychological ways of working. The team includes Registered Nurses, Social Workers. Doctors, Psychologists, Assistant Psychologist, Occupational Therapists, Support Recovery Workers, Psychotherapists, Administrators and an Employment specialist as well as working closely within a designated locality with Primary care mental health link workers, the Local Authorities and voluntary services.

There are many opportunities, such as to participate in teaching at the recovery college, facilitate DBT, mindfulness, to join the AMHP training, to be involved in other groups and working closely in partnership with the drug and alcohol, CAMH and other services.

If you are looking to be innovative, a team player and want to be part of a supportive, progressive and effective team, then this will be the post for you. This role is a great opportunity for career progression.

About us

We value you and we are interested in what you want from your career, to grow and develop for your continuing professional development and we will work closely with you to focus on and to tailor your individual needs as a nurse professional. We want to explore options for your personal development and to expand your therapeutic and social care skill set. This will include the option to rotate within the service to widen your breadth of experience, skills and knowledge.

Date posted

21 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

363-LUT11567

Job locations

BED South Beds Adult CMHT (Beacon)

5 Regent Street

DUNSTABLE

LU6 1LP


Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for an identified community caseload, ensuring highstandard of professional conduct to comply with best practice and professional accountabilities. To deliver delegated statutory social care duties under the Care Act,Safeguarding and other relevant legislation in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment. To access appropriate care and support packages for people with mental health needs, and/or their carers, adhering to local authority procedures. To practice as an Approved Mental Health professional (AMHP), or be willing to train and deliver duties and responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983. To promote a service user focussed service Participate in audits and survey relevant to the team

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for an identified community caseload, ensuring highstandard of professional conduct to comply with best practice and professional accountabilities. To deliver delegated statutory social care duties under the Care Act,Safeguarding and other relevant legislation in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment. To access appropriate care and support packages for people with mental health needs, and/or their carers, adhering to local authority procedures. To practice as an Approved Mental Health professional (AMHP), or be willing to train and deliver duties and responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983. To promote a service user focussed service Participate in audits and survey relevant to the team

Person Specification

Educational/ Qualification

Essential

  • Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England

Desirable

  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Relevant specialist post qualifying/post graduate training

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment/community experience.
  • Experience of attending funding panel and care commissioning
  • Experience of working within an NHS/Local Authority environment and an understanding of the issues/ policies/ practice within these environments.

Desirable

  • Post-qualification experience within mental health services
  • Previous appointment as an AMHP /Best Interest Assessor (BIA)

Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Understanding a range of models of mental disorder and the treatment options.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the social determinants of mental illness and interventions to support recovery.
  • Ability to conduct safeguarding enquiries and investigations when required
  • Working knowledge of the NHS & Community Care Act, The Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and other social care & mental health legislation, policy & guidance

Desirable

  • A thorough working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and subsequent amendments
Person Specification

Educational/ Qualification

Essential

  • Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England

Desirable

  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Relevant specialist post qualifying/post graduate training

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment/community experience.
  • Experience of attending funding panel and care commissioning
  • Experience of working within an NHS/Local Authority environment and an understanding of the issues/ policies/ practice within these environments.

Desirable

  • Post-qualification experience within mental health services
  • Previous appointment as an AMHP /Best Interest Assessor (BIA)

Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Understanding a range of models of mental disorder and the treatment options.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the social determinants of mental illness and interventions to support recovery.
  • Ability to conduct safeguarding enquiries and investigations when required
  • Working knowledge of the NHS & Community Care Act, The Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and other social care & mental health legislation, policy & guidance

Desirable

  • A thorough working knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and subsequent amendments

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

BED South Beds Adult CMHT (Beacon)

5 Regent Street

DUNSTABLE

LU6 1LP


Employer's website

https://www.elft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

BED South Beds Adult CMHT (Beacon)

5 Regent Street

DUNSTABLE

LU6 1LP


Employer's website

https://www.elft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

SERVICE MANAGER

Paul WRAKE

paulwrake@nhs.net

07825782404

Date posted

21 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

363-LUT11567

Job locations

BED South Beds Adult CMHT (Beacon)

5 Regent Street

DUNSTABLE

LU6 1LP


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