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Qualified Social Worker
£38,762 - £45,765
18 December 2023
9 January 2024
We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.
-Actively engage with, assist and provide advice to carers, conducting carers
assessments when appropriate, to enable them to sustain their caring role.
- Allocate and authorise support packages as appropriate
- Lead guide and direct team members to ensure work plans are in place and
accountability taken by each team member for the cases held
- To provide written and verbal reports, appropriate for courts and other legal purposes, which are concise, informative and based on complex evidence to support problem solving and resolution
- To take a professional lead on adult safeguarding enquiries and provide expert knowledge of safeguarding processes, policy and case law
- Case manage and undertake proportionate assessment and effective risk
management of complex situations, understanding when to take positive risks as appropriate
Main duties of the job
To work with other members of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate the development and delivery of recovery-oriented care. This includes contributing to the full range of routine care tasks, information gathering and analysis to inform a multi-disciplinary formulation. Puts service users’ needs at the heart of the job, keeping people safe, contributing to effective interventions, and responding compassionately to suffering.
After a suitable period of training and supervised practice, and when assessed formally as competent, to work in partnership with service users in the designated care group, developing their care plans and recovery plans to enable them to lead fulfilling lives. They will demonstrate an understanding of clinical interventions relevant the care group to include education, care plans and discharge planning, working closely with carers, families and partner agencies to facilitate this. The post holder will work at all times to promote the safety and the well being of service users and their families/carers. The post holder will assess, plan and implement care.
Working for our organisation
Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people. We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.
We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and well-being, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.
- Experience of working with people with mental health needs in a paid or voluntary capacity
- Experience of analysing and communicating complex information verbally and in writing
- Able to deal with a range of clients presenting with mental health difficulties, their supporters and the clinical team on a daily basis.
- Able to assist in assessment and observation activities related to individuals health and wellbeing, arriving at judgments about how to respond within the care plan
Additional technical skills able to use with individuals e.g. gardening, cooking, art or sport
References will be required to cover your last 3 years of employment/training. One has to be from your current or most recent employer and the others from your previous employer. The references should be from persons with management responsibility or HR.
If you have been unemployed for a period of four years or more, please give the details of your last employer and one character referee of your choice (not members of your family). If more applicable, references will be requested from your teacher or head of faculty. Please ensure you provide full contact details.
Vacancies that are advertised as Fixed Term Contracts will also be available as secondment opportunities for substantive internal staff.
Please be aware that your documents eg. Passport/NI Card, will be electronically scanned using Home Office accredited Verification System.
Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts, we will close vacancies before the stated closing date once the first 50 applications are received. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible.
All non-medical posts with the Trust are subject to a probationary period of six months, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the Trust’s satisfaction, your suitability for the position in which you will be employed.
Should you not hear from us within three working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.
By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at improving efficiencies within the NHS both to make costs savings for NHS organisations but also to save you time when your employment transfers.
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