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East London NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker

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£31,365 - £37,890

Posted Date


Closing Date


2 July 2021

18 July 2021

This is a rare opportunity for a highly motivated and confident Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner to be part of Bedford and Mid Bedfordshire and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT), covering the Bedford and Mid Bedfordshire areas. The CRHTT operates a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week service for people aged 18 years and above who are experiencing a mental health crisis or requiring support to be discharged from the acute wards.

The service will maintain focus on identifying, assessing and care planning for servicer users.

The post holder will be expected to be self-motivating with the ability to demonstrate accurate formulations of mental state, risk and need for people in a mental health crisis and take into account medical, social & cultural factors and referring on to other disciplines in the team or other agencies as appropriate within the given timeframes for the service.

The Social Worker in the Crisis team will work alongside health colleagues to identify and address the social determinants of the crisis, supporting service users to access services and benefits, supporting their carers and enabling them to maintain independence in the community as far as possible.

To use individual and family interventions to effect change and work co-productively with service users in reaching agreed outcomes.

Examples of tasks in which you will be expected to undertake within :

To work collaboratively with people who have complex needs to formulate support plans that maximise abilities, enable individuals to make choices and to work towards their identified goals.

Undertaking person-centred strengths based assessments

Empowering individuals to make choices that promote their well-being, health and independence

Liaising with local authorities including childrens services

Identifying Safeguarding issues and acting accordingly

Care Act assessments

Utilising community based services

Utilising family and network support

Identifying and supporting Carers including undertaking assessments

Social workers in ELFT work across a range of settings including Adult and Older Persons Mental Health, Forensic, Crisis and CAMHs Services and increasingly in Primary Care settings.

There are social workers in various management posts across ELFT including a Director of Social Work and a Learning and Development Lead for Social Work.

Wherever the base, ELFT values the skills and contribution of social workers and encourages them to maintain the requirements of their professional registration and will uphold the values and practice of Social Work across the organisation.

We want social workers to feel valued and supported in ELFT and to promote and support social work as a profession.

We will offer you:

Training and development opportunities specific to social work including ASYE, AMHP training and PE training

Social work professional supervision

Social work forums and seminars

A voice in the organisation and recognition of the skills and values you bring

The opportunity to progress through the organisation as a social worker in a senior role

Please see below for contact details.

Sarah Clark, telephone 07436027576, email

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