Reference: RA0005302
Description: About Us

South Warwickshire Community Mental health & Wellbeing Team is part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated mental health and wellbeing service. IPU’s are arranged around individual needs based on the national care clusters: non-Psychosis (clusters 3-8), Psychosis (clusters 10-17) and Organic (clusters 18-21). We work with people who have complex and enduring mental health problems requiring care co-ordination under the Care Programme Approach. This team is proactive in embedding and utilising multidisciplinary roles to provide recovery and outcome focussed interventions.

Ideally, we’re looking for an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) or a Social Worker who is experienced in working within mental health services with at least two years’ experience of mental health work. In certain circumstances we will consider a less experienced candidate who has the values, qualities, attitudes, and life experience that we are looking for including Newly Qualified Social Workers.

Our Team covers the locality of South Warwickshire and includes two bases in Stratford & Leamington and although you would be predominantly based at St Mary’s Lodge in the Leamington location you are part of the wider team and may have the opportunity to work across both localities with different colleagues. While social workers act as care co-ordinators, they also retain a distinct social work identity and will promote social care interventions.

The Role

Working within an established team, you’ll be managing a caseload with clients who have complex and often enduring mental health problems. Undertaking the role of care co-ordination and, if a qualified AMHP, contributing to the AMHP rota, you’ll work in a client centred and holistic way to promote personalisation and empower individuals to make choices, supporting them in achieving their current goals in aiding and enabling their recovery. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, using evidence-based approaches in the assessment and delivery of time limited interventions. You’ll be communicating with a wide variety of clients; professionals; partners and agencies and will be working on your own initiative and making decisions in pressurised situations.

Although employed by Warwickshire County Council, this role is seconded to the Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role you’ll ideally be an Approved Mental Health Professional, or willing to train and practice as one. With a Social work qualification, registered with Social Work England and Ideally, you’ll have at least 2 years’ experience of working with people with complex and significant mental health problems and we see this as an ideal opportunity to further develop specialist skills. It’s important you have strong analytical and communication skills, and you can work on your own initiative as well as collaboratively with colleagues. With the ability to work to tight deadlines, often under pressure as well as maintaining composure and your professional stance, you’ll be used to making difficult decisions. Strong at influencing and persuading as well as being flexible and innovative in your approach is also important. Professional social work supervision and line management supervision is provided. Although we will consider less experienced social workers and newly qualified social workers who are enthusiastic to develop and train to enhance their knowledge and expertise of working within an adult mental health setting.

For the full Job Description and Person Specifications, please click on the links below:

Mental Health Social Worker- Level 2
Mental Health Social Worker Level 3- Scale K
Mental Health Social Worker- Level 3- Scale M

Additional Information

*** Previous applicants need not apply***

Closing Date: 26th September 2023

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the ‘Apply’ button please contact the Recruitment Centre onhrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukincluding your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce.Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. Seemore

Region: Leamington Spa
Location: Leamington Spa
Salary: *GBP*32,020.00-*GBP*41,496.00 per annum

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.
Package: Full time, Permanent
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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