Location: Peckwater Resource Centre, 6 Peckwater Street, London, NW5 2TX
Salary: £36,630 – £42,490 per annum plus 5% AMHP allowance (if applicable)
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
We have a an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to join the South Camden Recovery and Rehabilitation team, a multi-disciplinary mental health service for individuals experiencing psychosis. As a Social Worker within the team, you will hold a varied caseload, undertaking the role of care coordinator for those with complex mental health needs along with providing specific interventions. You will be expected to manage your own workload and resources. You will undertake assessments of risk, needs and capacity and respond appropriately to support the service users. You will have the skills to respond to unexpected events and crisis and have the ability to recognise signs of harm, abuse and neglect and how to manage these issues.
There is a strong commitment to promoting your professional development in Camden. You will be supported by clinical and management supervision and will be given the opportunity to develop and enhance clinical skills, leadership skills, therapeutic interventions and case management through annual appraisal and personal development plan.
The successful candidate will need to be a qualified Social Worker, HCPC registered with experience of working in the community supporting adults with mental health problems following the Care Programme Approach (CPA). The successful candidates will be enthusiastic , passionate and committed to work within the recovery model and dedicated to improve the well-being of service users and their carers. It is essential that you demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for managing your own workload at a high standard and delivering to set deadlines, despite tight timescales and conflicting priorities. You will demonstrate a sound understanding of the role as a Care Coordinator and join our friendly multidisciplinary team of Social Workers, Occupational Therapist and Mental Health Nurses who are experienced community practitioners. The team also comprises of Assistant Practitioner, Clinical Support Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Therapists, supported by our admin staff.
You will have strong experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally to high service standards. The ideal candidate will have strong awareness and understanding of the complexities of operating in a multi-disciplinary setting. You will also be proficient in using Microsoft Office Packages i.e. PowerPoint and Word, Intermediate Excel coupled with excellent (written and verbal) communication skills.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
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Closing dates for applications: Sunday 21 April :59
Interviews to be held: Week Commencing 29 April 2019
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 20 May 2019 and 17 June 2019