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Social Worker

Job Type



Social Care



£22.37 an hour

Posted Date

6 October 2023


Closing Date

31 October 2023

Job summary
Job Title: Team Leader (Can be Social Worker)

Grade: Band 7

Trust: Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Ward/Dept: Community Mental Health Service for Older People

Location: Either Darent House, Sevenoaks Hospital, Hospital Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3pg OR Highlands House, Calverley Park Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2JN

Hours: 37.5 hours

About the Trust:

Kent and Medway provide a wide range of adult mental health and learning disability services to the local population of 1.8 million people in Kent and Medway, as well as specialist services for adults in Sussex and Surrey.

Each year they care for over 2,000 people in hospitals and 54,000 people in the community.

They are part of the Kent and Medway Integrated Care System, a partnership of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up health and care services to improve the lives of people across Kent and Medway.

Job Purpose:

This role demands a clear focus on professional clinical leadership and coordination of team members, including taking part in recruitment, supervision, and appraisal of staff. To work closely with staff groups to ensure staff are clinically supervised as well as managerially and ensure there is a focus on reflection and best practice.

Main duties of the job
To plan individual care plans under the Care Programme Approach for Service Users and to initiate to organise case conferences and Care Programme Approach reviews as clinically indicated.

To plan the implementation of policies and service developments within the team which reflect modern evidence-based practise..

About us
Here at NHS Professionals, we run England's largest NHS staff bank and are experts at putting people in places to care. Every year we help thousands of dedicated and highly skilled NHS workers enjoy better career opportunities, more flexible shifts, and a healthier work-life balance across our partnered Trusts.

Career Progression access to Learning & Development opportunities, so that you can take on new roles and challenges

Work-life Balance flexible shifts, committed shifts, wellbeing resources and build paid annual leave

Opportunity & Access over 50 partner NHS Trusts to give you the flexibility of choice to work how and where you want

Job description
Job responsibilities
To assist in the planning and delivery and evaluation of effective services within the locality which meet the needs of the service users and the expectations of commissioners and CCG.

To deputise for Locality Services Manager as required during periods of leave.

To provide routine clinical leadership, caseload management and support on a day to-day basis for team members or junior colleagues, whilst ensuring access to appropriate professional managers over matters of professional expertise

To be able to effectively plan own clinical and managerial workload.

Person Specification
Registered Mental Health Nurse, registered Social Worker or registered Occupational Therapist (holding diploma or degree qualification).
Management/Clinical Leadership qualification or equivalent experience.
Extensive experience of working as a Band 6 within a Community Mental Health Services.
Experience of managing a complex case load within a community setting for people with Mental Health Needs
Experience of working in Community Mental Health Services for Older People
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name
NHS Professionals Limited

Sevenoaks Hospital
Hospital Road
TN13 3PG

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