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Social Worker - Personality Disorder Team
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1299
  • Published: Wed 20/07/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 19/08/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: Starting salary: £38,297 plus 5% AMHP allowance (if applicable)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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Social Worker - Personality Disorder Team

Starting salary: £38,297 plus 5% AMHP allowance (if applicable)
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1
Work Location: Personality Disorder Community team, Dartmouth Park Unit, N19 5NX
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2022 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

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

Working as a member of the Community Division service line based within the Personality Disorder Service- Community Team you will be responsible for providing individual assessment, identified clinical interventions and direct care to service users with severe personality disorder and associated difficulties. You will be responsible for a defined caseload and they will formulate appropriate specific, highly specialist care and treatment plans; providing highly skilled and specialist interventions and care to service users with complex mental health problems. Care co-ordination, care act assessments and safeguarding will also form part of this role as well as work with service users’ whole support systems.

The post holder will contribute to governance and audit within the team, ensuring that team members are supported and developed to their potential and that new team members are comprehensively inducted and successfully integrated into the team. You will be expected to contribute to achieving the performance targets set by both the Camden and Islington Foundation Trust and Islington Council, and to work collaboratively towards positive outcomes with service users and carers.

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 role will be based in the Personality Disorder Service for the first 12 months, after this time you may be relocated to another team within Mental Health Services.

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.

The successful candidate 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 with complex mental health difficulties 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.

The service has a commitment to professional development and supervision. We can offer you the opportunity to work within a challenging service environment, and to further develop your professional skills in a supportive team.

An AMHP and Best Interest Assessor qualification is desirable, or a willingness to train.

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.

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

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.

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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 4A