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Mental Health Social Worker - Hospital Navigator/Discharge

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 5533
  • Published: Sun 16/12/2018, 11:02 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/12/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £31794 - £40887
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Chase Farm Hospital
Job Details

Level 2 / 3 Social Worker SCP 33 – 43 depending on experience

We are seeking a motivated and self-driven individual to join the L.B of Enfield Integrated Mental Health Service in partnership with Barnet, Enfield & Haingey NHS Mental Health Trust. The post holder will be located at Chase Farm Hospital - The Chase Building, working alongside a team of 4 Social Workers based in the Home Treatment Team. The primary objective for the Discharge Navigator is to work closely with inpatients services for mental health adults in need of care and support who are at risk of delayed discharge to ensure they achieve timely intervention to enable safe discharge in line with their Expected Discharge Date (EDD).

“A navigator is someone who helps to understand a current location and provides hands on guidance, support and advice on how to get from your current location to another place (we are calling this Homeward Bound)”.

The HCPC registered social worker, who may be an AMHP, will have a minimum of 2 years post qualifying practice in a mental health community or hospital setting. In line with the 'Adult Mental Health Social Work: Capabilities Framework' will bring a social perspective to the multi-disciplinary team, deliver social interventions and discharge statutory duties including working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders and agencies; ensuring that effective bridges are built between in-patient detention and community discharge which will promote social inclusion, promote enablement and recovery. Professional development opportunities are available for practitioners at all levels. Main tasks will focus on;

  • Working with inpatients and carers across 3 wards and Recovery House assessing risk and social care needs and identifying obstacles or barriers that may prevent or delay appropriate discharge

  • Resolving statutory duty responsibility disputes

  • Address Housing issues to enable discharge targets

  • Responding to Safeguarding concerns, (adults and children)

  • Applying legislation and guidance in practice eg. MHA, MCA (assessments of capacity), Care Act, Criminal Justice Act, Children Act, HRA, DVCV Act etc.

  • Working alongside community social worker/care coordinator from the patient's Responsible Borough or CMHT to facilitate social care packages and/or alternative referrals, and seeking funding approval

  • Debt Management & signpost for Benefit & Welfare Advice

For further information or informal conversation please contact Debbie Morgan EAS/AMHP Services Manager on 020 8702 3320 or 07903 970387 alternatively Lucy Omezi on 0208 364 0802.

Post will be located at the Home Treatment Team based at Ivy House, Chase Farm Hospital Site, and provide social care intervention to the inpatient wards located at The Chase Building, Chase Farm Hospital Site. The Ridge Way, Enfield EN2 8JL.



Closing and Interview Dates

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 16th December 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 19th December 2018



Additional Information

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Vickie McGrath on 0208 379 4898 or vickie.mcgrath@enfield.gov.uk. A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.



  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 5533
  • Published: Sun 16/12/2018, 11:02 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/12/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £31794 - £40887
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Chase Farm Hospital

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