Cheshire East Council is looking for an experienced and self motivated Grade 10 Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Social Worker or a Grade 9 Social Worker willing to train as an AMHP, to work within our Community Mental Health Team based in Crewe. You will be required to have post qualifying experience of working directly with those who have mental health needs. For an experienced Social Worker you should be able to undertake person centred and strength based assessments, in accordance with the Care Act 2014 with adults and older persons, either within the individual's own home, hospital, supported accommodation or residential/nursing facilities. You will be required to have a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Best Interests and Safeguarding.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker which will require the use of all core skills and social work values, including good communication, decision making skills and the ability to work under pressure. The successful applicant will need to be able to adapt a flexible approach to their work and be a good team player.Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.
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Qualified and Social Work England Registered Social Worker for our busy Community Mental Health Team in Crewe. Approved Mental Health Professional or willing to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional is required.
Cheshire East Council is looking for an experienced and self motivated AMHP/Social Worker to work within our Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). You will need post qualifying experience of working with individuals with mental health needs and be able to undertake person centred and strengths based assessments either within the individual's own home, hospital or in supported accommodation/ residential or nursing settings. You will be responsible for a caseload of service users with mental health and social care needs, supporting them in line with the recovery model, alongside assessing and reviewing new and ongoing social care needs and assessing needs of carers and family members.
You also need to have a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Best Interests and Safeguarding, and be able to lead on Section 42 Safeguarding enquiries in accordance with the Care Act 2014.
The CMHT operate a busy duty system and you will be required to contribute to this rota alongside nursing staff. This role requires a person to be able to make decisions quickly, be able to delegate effectively and prioritise urgent work over routine.
A willingness to undertake Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) training is required and upon completion of the training payscale will increase to Grade 10 and you will undertake Mental Health Act assessments as part of an AMHP rota - unless already a qualified AMHP.
This is an exciting opportunity for a social worker which will require the use of all the core skills and social work values including good communication, decision making skills and the ability to work under pressure and of own volition. The successful applicant will need to be able to adopt a flexible approach to their work and be a good team player.
We are looking to fill one vacancy for the mental health team in Crewe.
If you require any further information please contact Tracy Farmer Practice Manager on 07811 526767 or Tasha Zacune Locality Manager on 07773 048160.
Cheshire East Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults across the Borough. As such, any cautions, convictions, reprimands or final warnings that are ‘not protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013) relating to the non-disclosure of spent convictions do not apply to this job. You must therefore, disclose whether you have any previous convictions where prompted to do so within the application process.
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