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Mental Health Social Worker – Mental Health Discharge Facilitation Team
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1926
  • Published: Tue 14/03/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 13/04/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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Mental Health Social Worker – Mental Health Discharge Facilitation Team

Starting salary: £40,652 plus 5% AMHP allowance (if applicable)
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1
Work Location: Highgate Mental Health Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 5NX
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 2 April 2023; 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 building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to 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 in the Discharge Facilitation Team (DFT), you will form part of a large network of professionals in an integrated Mental Health setting.  Mental Health support in Camden is provided in joint partnership and collaboration between Camden Council and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust.

The role

The role is ideal for an experienced Social Worker who enjoys supporting discharges from inpatient mental health settings.  You will contribute the Social Work voice within an integrated service and will be working with a wide range of professionals and agencies to support people who have been detained under the Mental Health Act.  This is a fulfilling role which is focused on supporting people out of inpatient settings and onto their next destinations wherever that may be. 

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

About you

We’re looking for someone that holds a relevant social work qualification with a comprehensive understanding of relevant health, mental health and social care legislation and policies and procedures and ability to apply it in practice. Also excellent knowledge of adult social care resources required to deliver effective care and support to people and their carers.

The nature of this role will mean you will need to be an excellent communicator who has a keen interest in social care practice as well as mental health settings and legislation.  

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

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.

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. Visit '' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

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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.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit ''.

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.