Community Mental Health Social Worker

HCL Social Care
24.00 GBP Hourly
12 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Job Type
Contract Type
Band 6 - Community Mental Health Social Worker - Community Mental Health Team, Shrewsbury

Salary: GBP24 - GBP25 per hour. Location: Shrewsbury When: Locum, Full - time. Start Date: ASAP

We are looking for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Social Worker to join a Community Mental Health Team based in Shrewsbury

This vacancy has an initial 3 - 6 month contract.

You will be considered for these roles if you are Primary Mental Health Professionals, CAMHS Practitioners, CAMHS Social Worker, CAMHS Nurse, CAMHS RMN, CAMHS Therapist, CBT Therapist, Family Therapist, CBD Therapist, Psychologist, or Mental Health Nurses

Main duties include:

- Triaging referrals and urgency
- To function effectively across a variety of environments (e.g. ward, department, homes etc.) involving changing and demanding conditions
- To use a comprehensive range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients, their carers and families and colleagues. This may include people who may have difficulties with understanding or communication
- To have a working knowledge and understanding of the relevant legal frameworks: Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, NHS and Community Care Act, National Assistance Act
- To work in partnership with patients to assess their progress against mutually agreed goals, amending care plan as appropriate
- To be responsible for own time management and the prioritisation of a caseload
- To delegate appropriate duties to junior registered and support staff, providing relevant direction and oversight
- Together with colleagues, develop comprehensive contingency plans in the event of a crisis with patients, families and carers
- To manage patient discharge in a safe and timely manner, ensuring liaison with primary care colleagues: to ensure that family and carers are where appropriate advised of the patients discharge arrangements: with timely completion of documentation.

Relevant social work qualification, e.g. CQSW, CSS, DipSW, nursing, OT qualification or NVQ 4 (Care), HNC (Social Care), or HNC Care Management. You must be professionally registered in the area you wish to work - SSSC for Scotland, CCW for Wales, NISCC for Northern Ireland or HCPC for England; and be eligible to work in the UK. Strong post-qualified children and families experience is also required.

If you are interested in this position please call Sabah on , or click 'apply'.

Working for HCL Social Care:
• Support from a dedicated consultant with extensive social work experience in your particular region of the country
• Choice of a variety of social work jobs across 150 authorities throughout the UK within many specialities.
• LTD, PAYE or Umbrella company payments with our daily payroll system
• Excellent referral scheme - GBP200 for each successfully placed person