Halton Borough Council is offering an exciting opportunity for a registered experienced Social Worker to join the long established Halton Mental Health Social Work Service.
The Social Work Service comprises of one overall team that has Social Workers within the Later Life and Memory Service and the Recovery Team, providing a social work service to adults across Halton. The team is one of the central components of a wider mental health service that is committed to working with partners to deliver a strengths based/recovery approach within mental health services.
The core operational Hours are between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday with some flexibility to allow greater access to meet service user & carer needs and also supporting greater work life balance.
We are looking for a suitably qualified registered Social Worker who has proven knowledge, experience and skills of practising in a mental health setting and in supporting people with mental health conditions.
Ideally you will be an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) and or are already progressed and are fully committed to undertake the training to become an AMHP once appointed. If you are already an Approved Mental Health Professional, we have an Advanced role available to apply for here: https://ats-halton.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/160212?ga_client_id=132fd0d2-b858-450d-89af-ca83c3b059f0&type=list
You will have knowledge of and understand legal frameworks, social policy that enshrines social work practice in mental health services, and will understand and be committed to the processes that lead to individual recovery in mental health.
You will be an enthusiastic team player who is fully committed about working as part of an inter-agency practice across health and social care.
You will fully understand the principles and processes of the Care Act, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Care Programme Approach and be experienced and skilled in risk assessment and risk management.
You will have a strong personal commitment to anti-oppressive practice and be able to demonstrate this through your daily practice.
In addition to the salary, you will receive an essential car user allowance and mileage.
You will be reimbursed for any work related costs (outside of commute) of toll fees when using the Mersey Gateway Bridge. Support and access to comprehensive training to enable progression and continuous development is available across all levels.
Note to applicants:
Applications are invited from all Social Workers including Newly Qualified Social Workers who are able to demonstrate they are to formally gain their qualification, and be eligible to register with Social Work England, within the next 3 months. Please confirm which level of post you are applying for as directed within your application.
If you are applying for this position as a Newly Qualified Social Worker, you will be expected to undertake the ASYE programme. Continued employment in the role is subject to successful completion of the programme.
Applications will not be accepted where an applicant has previously failed to complete the ASYE programme with another employer.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sue Rothwell, Principal Manager Mental Health Service on 0151 511 8644.
Interviews will be held on 31st Aug 1st Sept 2021
The role will involve regular travel across the borough and sometimes further afield. Therefore, the post holder must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle. Where necessary, reasonable adjustments will be made in accordance with the Equality Act.