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Social Worker (Adult Mental Health)

Vacancy Id:
£27,741 - £36,922 per annum
Closing Date:
Benefits & Grade:
Grade J-L. It is anticipated that an appointment will be made at Grade J - L to maintain a skills balance within the team. Social Workers who are practicing as an authorised Approved Mental Health Professional will receive an AMHP allowance of £3,082.50 per annum, pro-rata to hours worked.
Contract Details:
3 Posts 2 x permanent 1 x temporary for 2 years
Contract Hours:
37 hours per week
The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check
Job Description:
Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council Adult Mental Health Social Work Team has an opportunity for Social Workers to join the team working with individuals experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems and their families and/or carer. Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) experience is desirable however, we will offer the opportunity as part of the progression criteria to undertake this training.

The posts will be based within the Adult Mental Health Team initially, however, you may be required to work across other teams depending on service demands.

The Adult Mental Health Social Work Team is located at Wessex House, Preston Farm Industrial Estate, Stockton-On-Tees.

We are committed to promoting independence, choice and control and promoting Self Directed Support where people are eligible for social care services.

You will need to have a good understanding of the needs of people with mental disorders and carer's and have an enabling person-centred approach, which promotes independence. The key responsibilities of this role are to manage a case load and to deliver a high standard of care to users and carers of the service and also, to ensure that the needs of adult's within Stockton Borough Council are care managed and reviewed appropriately according to current legal, government and departmental policy, guidance and procedures. Experience of working in this area is preferred.
In return we offer continuous professional development, regular supervision, and annual appraisal.

Due to the requirement of 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 Gillian Garry, Team Manager or Mike Kaid, Senior Practitioner on 01642 528668.

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

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011677 Social Worker - Adult Mental Health.pdf