Social Worker - Mental Health

Location Bromley, Greater London, England
Job type Contract
Salary £30 per hour
Contact Ashley McSheen
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Reference 164559

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency is currently looking for a dedicated and experienced Social Worker to work based in Bromley, within the Mental Health Team.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker role is £30 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 1-month contract.

Main Duties:

  • To assess the needs of people with acute, complex or enduring mental health issues and the needs of carers.

  • Together with the service users and carers, formulate and implement care plans appropriate to their needs.

  • To monitor, review and evaluate services in order to ensure that they are provided effectively in accordance with need.

  • Within the setting of a multi-disciplinary Rehabilitation Support Team, provide rehabilitation packages of care to service users. The RST Team offers an extended hour’s service to individuals and the Team work to a Flexible Hours contract.

  • Provide an assessment and care management service to individuals, their carers and other agencies.

  • Ensure the provision of an assessment, care co-ordination and care management service under CPA for service users and carers, and in collaboration with professional colleagues and representatives of voluntary and private agencies, and where appropriate, to undertake the role of Care co-ordinator.

  • Monitor, review and evaluate care plans in order to ensure that they are meeting the needs of service users.

  • Hold a small caseload concentrating on those with complex care needs.

  • Review the needs of individual service users and their carers and to undertake Carer’s Assessments where appropriate.

  • Identify and report unmet needs and short-falls in the construction of individual care plans.

  • Maintain client records in accordance with Oxleas NHS / Bromley Council Policy.

  • Respond to and where possible resolve complaints within the Oxleas NHS / Bromley Council Complains procedure.

  • Contribute to service development by providing information and ideas for future services.

  • Advise manager on quality and value for money of purchased services.

  • Co-ordinate, participate and where appropriate chair case conferences / plans meetings.

  • Participate in multi-disciplinary and inter-agency meetings and working groups and represent the service as required.

  • After training, perform the duties of an Approved Mental Health Professional (formerly ASW).

  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as required to ensure the efficient and effective running to the Department/Section.

  • Assess needs, to design and implement care packages.

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work.

  • Current Social Work England registration.

  • Recent post-qualifying experience within frontline mental health social work.

  • Full driving licence and access to personal vehicle.

  • Broad knowledge of the Mental Health Act, broad knowledge of major psychiatric disorders and their effects, and a broad knowledge of local mental health resources in both statutory and voluntary sectors.

  • Knowledge of NHS and Community Care act and its requirements on the Local Authority, knowledge of Carers Act and its requirements on the Local Authority, and knowledge of the role of the Approved Social Worker.

  • Experience of working with people with complex, acute and/or enduring mental health needs which may be challenging at times.

  • Experience of working in collaboration with other mental health workers, both in the community and hospital setting.

  • Must have potential to train as and Approved Mental Health Professional (AHMP).

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll

  • Free DBS and compliance service

  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies

  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge

  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed

  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us

  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team

  • In-house payroll system

  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine

This Social Worker job is advertised by Ashley McSheen; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.