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Richmond Council - Senior Social Worker- Mental Health

Richmond Council - Senior Social Worker- Mental Health

  • Location

    Richmond upon Thames, London

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    Social Care

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    Up to £30 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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    7 months ago

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Based in the Richmond Mental Health Social Care Team in Twickenham; just 25 minutes from central London and a 10 minute walk from Twickenham Station.

The team undertakes all initial Care Act and Carers assessments, reviews, reassessments and safeguarding enquiries for Richmond residents with social care needs as a result of their mental health. The teams are focussed on agreeing personalised support plans with residents and their carers, which maximise the person's independence and control over their environment and personal circumstances and which are cost effective.

The Senior Social Worker will support the Assistant Team Manager and Team Manager in ensuring that all agreed service plans and statutory responsibilities are met, and quality services delivered to the relevant local populations in keeping with the philosophy of the Care Act 2014.

The role will involve supervision of Social Workers and Social Care Assessors within the team, acting as a safeguarding adults manager (SAM) and Duty Senior. This will be alongside providing a senior presence within the team, undertaking complex assessments and reviews, and promoting a high quality of work within the team through leading by example.