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Qualified Social Worker - Adults Mental Health

  • Location

    Haringey, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30 - £32 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ben Holden

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  • Job ref:

    Ben - MH_1641467396

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Role Purpose:

To carry out Care Act assessments and support people who present with functional and/or organic mental health problems in Haringey by using community resources and the social care budget to meet their needs.

To act as a care coordinator in the Locality Mental Health Team To devise care and support plans with service-users and their carers and undertake reviews under the Care Act and Care Programme Approach (CPA) To apply a strengths-based approach to working with service-users and their carers providing evidence based therapeutic social work practice and skills such as motivational interviewing, trauma informed care and psychoeducation.

To provide service users and their carers with clear and intelligible information which will assist them in making informed decisions about their treatment and care.

To provide effective liaison with colleagues in primary care, social services, community health and voluntary organisations and champion people's rights and entitlements in the wider mental health of older adult services.

To provide guidance to the rest of the team on applying the Care Act and other mental health and social care legislation and to prepare appropriate information/ referrals/reports to access community resources.

To work closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team including psychology, occupational therapists, nurses, support workers, medical professionals and pharmacology to ensure that the best quality of care is provided and effective use of the social care budget.

To be willing to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional, (AMHP) and once qualified to share knowledge and practice with the team and contribute to the AMHP rota If required, to be willing to train as a Best Interest Assessor (BIA)/ Approved Mental Capacity Professional (AMCP) and once