Halton Borough Council is offering an exciting opportunity for a qualified Social Worker to join the Halton Mental Health Social Work Service.
The Social Work Service comprises of Social Workers within the Later Life and Memory Service and the Recovery Team, providing a social work service across Halton within both secondary and primary care. The team is one of the central components of a wider mental health service that is committed to working with partners to deliver a recovery-based approach within mental health services. The successful applicant would be based within the adult mental health service (Recovery Team).
The core operational Hours are between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday with some flexibility to allow greater access to service user & carer needs.
We are looking for a suitably qualified Social Worker who has proven experience, knowledge and skills in working with people with mental health conditions. This post is subject to DBS Disclosure and HCPC Registration.
Ideally you will be an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) or already progressed and are fully committed to undertake the training to become an AMHP once appointed. (The AMHP role will be paid in line with the HBC progression policy).
You will have knowledge and understanding of legal frameworks and social policy that enshrines Social Work practice in mental health services, and will understand and be committed to the processes that lead to individual recovery in mental health.
You will be a committed team player and be dedicated to inter-agency working across the health and social care.
You will fully understand the principles and processes of the Care Act, Care Programme Approach and be experienced in risk assessment and risk management.
You will have a strong personal commitment to anti-oppressive practice and be able to demonstrate this through your daily practice.
In return, we will provide:
- Strong management support and supervision
- Comprehensive training
- Up to 33 days annual leave per year
- Flexible working
- Free parking.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sue Rothwell on 01928753968
Interviews will be held on 6th March 2019