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Mental Health Senior Social Worker

From £38,447 to £41,412 per annum
Cambridgeshire County Council

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Mental Health Senior Social Worker

Job Reference: L52-A-20-0328
Employer: Cambridgeshire County Council
Location: Peterborough
Salary: £38,447 - £41,412

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Older People’s Mental Health Social Work Team in Cambridgeshire. We have a Senior Social Worker post within the Discharge Planning Team and we are looking for an experienced and dedicated individual wanting to develop their career at a Senior level and/or into the inspiring area of mental health.

We want to hear from you if you are looking for a new career opportunity, you are self-motivated, organised, able to seek solutions to problems and have strong social work values. We offer a wide range of benefits including ongoing training and career development opportunities, regular supervision, mileage allowance, flexible agile working, generous annual leave entitlement, as well as membership of the Local Government Pension scheme.

The Discharge Planning Team is an integral part of the Multidisciplinary team within the ward based setting. The mental health Social Workers based within the service are a highly valued group. They provide legal guidance, support, care coordination and a social perspective to the team, ensuring that service users receive a recovery focused and integrated service. Social Work input is aimed at recognising people’s strengths, enabling people to exert choice and to live fulfilled lives, whilst supporting them to minimise risks to their well-being. There is a strong culture of support within the team and colleagues are willing to share knowledge, support and experience. The role would be to support older adults who are experiencing severe and enduring mental health difficulties plan for discharge from an acute hospital setting.

Cambridgeshire County Council has adopted a new approach to social work and social care to make it increasingly proactive, preventative and personalised. This is focused on holistic and creative solutions to enable individuals to meet their aspirations through the care and support planning process. You will be bringing this approach to the multi-disciplinary team, providing a social perspective to understanding people’s mental health challenges.

The post is mainly based at the Gloucester Centre in Peterborough (soon to be relocated to a separate base within Peterborough City), however there will be frequent time spent at the Cavell Centre in Peterborough covering Cambridgeshire residents and you will be part of a team that covers Huntingdonshire and Fenland in the main with some possible cover of Cambridge and East Cambridgeshire residents at times.

The essential criteria for the post will require that you have a recognised social work qualification, have a current Social Work England registration and a proven track record that demonstrates your knowledge, skills and experience of social work in the field. The successful candidate must be willing to travel independently. As a Senior Social Worker within the Mental Health service an AMHP qualification or willingness to train towards this is essential.

The Discharge Planning post is for 30 hours per week.

Pay Scale for a full time Senior Mental Health Social Worker - P2 (£38,447 - £41,412)

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