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East London NHS Foundation Trust

Community Mental Health Practitioner – Qualified Social Worker

Job Type



South East



£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

14 June 2024


Closing Date

28 June 2024

Looking for a new and exciting challenge?

Bedford Older People's Community Mental Health team are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Social Worker to join our forward-thinking and dynamic team.

As a post holder, you will be working collaboratively with secondary mental health services, local authorities, Integrated Care Board, primary care services, housing associations as well as the voluntary and private sector all contributing to provide a person centered and recovery focused model of care.

You will have access to various career growth opportunities such as;

- Training and development opportunities specific to social work including ASYE, AMHP training and PE training.
- Psychosocial intervention training
- Regular supervision with experienced social work professionals
- Regular social work forums and seminars.

We understand that this may be your first job in mental health services, however we are committed in supporting our staff with their wellbeing, training and career development. Continuous professional support is given throughout your career with us and unique skills and achievements are highly recognised and celebrated Trust wide

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community to ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold a caseload and work within the principles of the agreed model of care for the service as laid down in the operational policy. The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner within an integrated Multi-disciplinary team. This will involve the assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of the care provided and will liaise with all agencies involved with the client.

The post holder will be responsible for:

Ensuring that the values outlined in the NHS Constitution are adhered to daily and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the necessary processes within the Trust. Responsible for delivering a compassionate, dignified and respectful service to patients at all times.

Continually delivering and maintaining high standards for a defined caseload as agreed with your Line Manager.

Leadership, supervision and support to junior staff.

Ensuring national targets and standards are achieved.

Building trust and developing relationships to ensure service user involvement.

Demonstrating a professional manner in all work carried out.

Maintaining accurate and timely records.

Ensuring equality and diversity values underpin the day to day working of the practice area.

Continuous professional development.

Working for our organisation

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for more information.

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