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Senior Practitioner

Vacancy Id:
£37,890 - £39,880 per annum
Closing Date:
Benefits & Grade:
Grade M Social Workers who are practicing as an authorised Approved Mental Health Professional will receive an AMHP allowance of £3,082.50 per annum.
Contract Details:
Contract Hours:
37 hours per week
The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check
Job Description:
Stockton Older People Mental Health Service is based at Lustrum Vale, Durham Road, Stockton-on-Tees and offers the opportunity to work with adults with severe and enduring mental health problems and their carers using a person-centred approach.

The team is committed to promoting independence, choice and control and promoting Self Directed Support where people are eligible for social care services. The team works within a wider co-located team in a supportive multi-disciplinary environment.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Practitioner (preferably with AMHP status) to have the experience of a management role within the Team. You will need to have an understanding of the needs of people with mental health problems and have an enabling person-centred approach, which promotes independence and inclusion.

The key role of this post is to provide co-ordination and supervision to the Social Workers, Assistant Care Co-ordinators and administrative staff working within the Team as determined by the Team Manager. You will also be responsible for a complex caseload.

Due to the role requiring frequent travel between venues across the borough, a full driving licence and access to a motor vehicle is required for this role.

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Catherine Roberts, Team Manager or Carol Malham, Service Manager on 01642 527793.

The application form is available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment Services, tel: 01642 526992 or email [email protected]
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011670 Senior Practitioner.pdf