Senior Social Worker / Approved Mental Health Practitioner
Management Grouping: Adult Social Care / Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Bexley Locality Mental Health Team
Salary: £35,397 - £41,238 (inclusive of Choices Flexible Benefits of £2,322 pa) plus AMHP allowance
Contract: Permanent / 36 hours per week
Closing Date: 13th December 2018
Job reference: ASCH000139
London Borough of Bexley, in partnership with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provides a social work service for Bexley residents within fully integrated multi-disciplinary teams. Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is a well- regarded Health Trust rated ‘Good’ in a recent CQC inspection. We have now re-formed into Bexley Care which combines with Adult Social Care and Community Health Services.
There is a focus on recovery and more effective links with primary care creating exciting opportunities for social workers within the Bexley Locality Mental Health Team. The service is arranged into Primary Care Plus, which works with GP practices to maintain patient care within primary care and to aid the smooth transition between primary and secondary care, ADAPT (Pathway for Affective Disorders) and Intensive Case Management in Psychosis (ICMP), which focus on providing interventions to those who require specialist care.
High quality supervision and continued professional development including AMHP and BIA training and support for practice educators are integral to all the posts. Bexley Council runs a Performance Related Pay appraisal system and both the Council and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provide ample opportunities for on-going career development.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Senior Social Worker to join the PCP/ADAPT Team.
You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the range of skills and expertise already in the team. You will act as a care co-ordinator to a small caseload of complex clients in the community under CPA and on being discharged from hospital. High priority is given to working together with service users’ families and carers to enhance the independence and quality of life of people with mental health problems. Supervision and appraisal will be provided by the Pathway and Locality Managers. As a senior staff member within the team, you will be expected to supervise social workers and to provide guidance and support to colleagues in relation to social care issues. You will be expected to have a sound understanding of relevant legislation and statutory duties, excellent communication skills and high standards of professional practice. AMHP experience would be preferred, as you will be expected to supervise other AMHPs in the team and to participate in the Bexley-wide AMHP rota.
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
For an informal discussion, please contact Susan Sturdy, Locality Manager, on 020 3668 9490
What we offer:
- Our Choices Flexible Benefits Package includes lease car, and cash options to the value of £2,322 per annum
- AMHP allowance
- Relocation Package up to £8,000
- Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
- Performance Related Pay
- 25 days Annual Leave (rising to 28 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
- Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
- MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.
- Closing Date for your application: 13/12/2018
- Please visit our website to find out more and apply. CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.