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Social Worker Focus Team
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/21/175336
  • Published: Mon 06/12/2021, 14:55 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/01/2022, 23:56 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting Salary £37,638 plus 5% AMHP allowance
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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Social Worker Focus Team

Social Worker Focus Team (Job number: 210000PB)

Starting salary: £37,638 plus 5% AMHP allowance (if applicable)

Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1

Work Location: 4 Greenland Road, London, NW1 OAS /remote working arrangements available
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 16th January 2022

Interviews to be held: week commencing 29th November 2021
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. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all

The Role

We are looking for a Social Worker who is keen, enthusiastic and passionate about bringing a social care perspective into mental health support.

You will enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team alongside social workers, mental health nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and a variety of community - based organisations.

The duties of this role will include providing care and services specifically tailored to the needs of Homeless clients who need the Focus Team involvement in relation to their mental health support. The post holder will be expected to deliver specific interventions and to build on – going relationships with people who do not typically engage with support efforts.

The role will offer assertive outreach service to street homeless people and homeless people in hostels. You will be offering your assessment, triage, signposting (if appropriate) and treatment. You and the Team will advocate on the client’s behalf and support client’s with social and practical issues.

You and the team will offer advice and support to street outreach staff and hostel staff on working with mentally ill people and help them to formulate treatment and crisis plans as appropriate.

If you are looking for the next step up or new challenge in your Social Care career, then we want to hear from you.

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


About You

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE


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.

Due to some of the complexities in working within this specialism, you will need at least 5 years post qualifying Social Work experience in Mental Health to be considered for the position.

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic, passionate and committed to work within the recovery model and dedicated to improve the well-being of those receiving input from us as well as their carers and wider community networks. 

You will have experience of working with people who experience psychosis in a community setting. You will also have experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally to high service standards.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

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 role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

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