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Qualified Social Worker - Mental Health

Qualified Social Worker - Mental Health

  • Location

    South London, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £28.00 - £32.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ben Holden

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Main Duties:

  • To undertake assertive outreach in order to engage clients who have previously been lost to follow up, do not wish to engage with services and for whom there is concern.
  • To visit clients at home, day centres, work and recreational centres to engage and encourage services participation in their care plan.
  • To provide practical assistance as a means of engaging with and supporting users of the service.
  • Provide information to help service users make informed choices about opportunities and service available to them.
  • To involve families and carers in treatment plans where appropriate.
  • To participate in a duty service with other members of the team.
  • To participate in multidisciplinary assessments and care planning and carry out care management responsibilities for those with complex needs.
  • To ensure the recording of assessments and details of the care plan on a computerised database.
  • To act as a CPA Care Co-ordinator for up to 12 service users, taking responsibility for ensuring the delivery of all relevant services.
  • To monitor the services provided, review care plans regularly ensuring their continued effectiveness and appropriateness.
  • To act as a service users advocate where necessary, as well as supporting service users in accessing appropriate independent advocacy services.
  • To respond promptly to request for assessment and interventions outside the office.
  • To respond to telephone enquiries and give information and advice.
  • To participate in the development of and subsequent operation of all policies used in the team.
  • To take action to ensure the safety of vulnerable adults where appropriate, in conjunction with other colleagues and in consultation with Line Manager.
  • To ensure that services offered are responsive to all needs of users, including their religious, cultural and linguistic needs, and the needs of disabled service users.
  • To ensure that users have access to translation and interpretation services, and the Braille and signing facilities are made available as appropriate.
  • To maintain at all time a courteous, helpful and polite response to users, and to ensure that individual need is recognised and supported.
  • To attend multi-disciplinary case conference and reviews, as appropriate, identifying the individual needs of service users, recommending appropriate packages of care, ensuring that service users and carers are supported in making a full contribution to the meeting.
  • To maintain a high standard of record keeping and completion of other necessary administrative procedures.
  • To participate fully in the development and maintenance of good liaison, co¬ordination and co-operation with the local community, community groups, other agencies and on-statutory organisations, including outreach work as appropriate.
  • To attend and participate positively in team meetings.
  • To attend both clinical and management supervision sessions, as required, and accept guidance and advice, as necessary.
  • To keep abreast of legislation, national guidelines and Newham Community Mental Health Services policies and procedures.
  • To be aware of and responsive to the diverse needs of the local community.
  • To act as an appropriate adult under PACE 1984 for service users held in custody.
  • To negotiate with DSS and housing agencies on behalf of assertive outreach service users.
  • To undertake Mental Health Act assessments.
  • To complete MHRT reports and attend hearings where appropriate.
  • Such other duties, within the competence of the post holder, which may be required, reasonably from time to time.

You will need to be:

  • HCPC registered
  • Eligible to work in the UK

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