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Social Worker – Accommodation and Hospital Discharge Pathway
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/20/139649
  • Published: Mon 11/01/2021, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 25/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting salary: £37,638
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Highgate Mental Health Centre, Camden

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Social Worker – Accommodation and Hospital Discharge Pathway

Starting salary: £37,638

Job Level and Salary range: Level 4, Zone 1; £37,638 - £43,659 per annum  
Work Location: Highgate Mental Health Centre, N19 5NX
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Secondment/Fixed Term Contract - 1 Year
Closing date: Monday 25th January 2021 at 23:59

Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As a Social Worker within the Accommodation and Hospital Discharge Pathway service, you’ll provide advice and support to Mental Health Services.

The role

We are looking for a Social Worker who is keen, enthusiastic and passionate about Mental Health Services and delivering the best service to those in need.

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Camden Council are currently looking for a Social Worker who can coordinate services in the delivery of agreed actions which will enable the timely discharge of service users from Inpatient beds once assessed as clinically suitable for discharge. The role will also provide advice and support to Mental Health Services in identifying the most suitable accommodation pathway for services.

This post works as a bridge between the in patients wards, bed management team and the relevant community teams (Care Coordinators). It will have a focus across both Camden and Islington boroughs and consider all service users regardless of clinical pathway they are under.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

This role requires you to be a qualified Social Worker and must be registered with Social Work England. Also, to be successful in this role you must be willing to show a commitment to undertake Post Qualifying Courses when relevant.

You will be a highly organised Social Worker, providing an updated list of progress and actions for each Borough, as well as being an excellent communicator, meeting with Bed Managers on bi-weekly basis and ward teams in relation to new admissions.

As the role will have primarily an inpatient focus the postholder will have a base at the Highgate Mental Health Centre (HMHC), however, is expected to spend time on both the HMHC and St. Pancras Hospital sites.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we develop the Accommodation and Hospital Discharge Pathway, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.