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Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Social Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£43,742 - £50,056

Posted Date

30 June 2024

Loughton

Closing Date

3 July 2024

We are seeking enthusiastic and resourceful senior social worker who will have the ability to respond positively and creatively to the needs of our service users. Residents of West Essex are well supported because of the hard work and dedication of our current team members working.


Main duties of the job

You will work at the forefront of our community mental health treatment teams in the West Essex area (Loughton/Epping) providing EPUT’s secondary mental health services. Our posts require individuals to think with a positive and forward thinking attitude, putting the needs and safety of our services users at the heart of everything we do. The role offers the ability to have independent professional freedom but also with access to the support and expertise of a multi-disciplinary team.

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) invests in the development of senior social workers as we play a lead role in the ‘Think Ahead’ initiative. Within the West Essex locality we offer support from our Social Care Leadership Team, along with opportunities to progress and advance within your career for those aspiring leaders and clinical experts. The team provides caseload supervision as well as managerial supervision, limited and weighted caseloads and extensive training and development opportunities – including AMHP Training.

Working for our organisation

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

Season Ticket Loans
NHS discounts for staff
Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The successful candidate will work as a Senior Social Worker in the community mental health treatment teams providing high quality assessment and intervention to service users experiencing a wide range of mental health problems, promoting recovery and independence, using Mental Health Care clusters to identify appropriate pathways and treatment plans with service users.

You will support the delivery of strength and asset based approaches promoting recovery and social inclusion with individuals and families. This post will involve implementing the personalisation agenda through strengths based assessments and you’ll be vital to delivering the statutory social care duties and responsibilities within the Care Act (2014).

Following appointment, the postholder is required to actively practice as an AMHP (subject to AMHP qualification – if not currently an AMHP they will be required to undertake AMHP training at the earliest opportunity) on the Area AMHP rota, undertaking MHA assessments and other allocated work in relation to service users with a range of mental health problems and engaging with their carers so that, within the legislation, appropriate action is taken.


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