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Adults Mental Health - AMHP - Social Worker x2

Job Type:
Temporary
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Adult Services, Mental Health, Adult Safeguarding
Seniority:
Social Worker, Senior Social Worker
Region:
London
Location:
Merton
Salary:
£30 per hour
Posted:
03/10/2017
Job Ref:
ESH58429

Adults Mental Health -  AMHP - Social Worker -  Merton  - 2 Vacancies! £30 per hour 

Our client in Merton is looking for a social worker/AMHP to join their Mental Health Team. The main purpose of the role is to provide an effective and efficient Care Act appropriate service to vulnerable adults with high mental health support needs and their carers, within the community or in a hospital setting.   

Within the role you will be liaising closely with the local Mental Health Trust, primary care and with other parts of the mental health services in the private and voluntary sector. You will undertake assessments and have an allocated number of care managed cases.   

Benefits of the role as a Adults Mental Health AMHP Social Worker:  

  • Long term contract
  • Competitive pay rate
  • Regular support and supervision
  • Interesting and manageable case load

As an Adults Mental Health AMHP Social Worker your duties will be: 

  • To participate in a full and flexible manner in the provision of services to vulnerable adults with complex mental health support needs and their carers, using appropriate resources of the Council, the Health Trust, the local community, non statutory organisations and primary care.
  • To participate in the assessment or care management service in conjunction with other professionals in the team.  To participate in the Approved Mental Health Professional rota, ensuring that an effective and sensitive service is provided at all times, with full documentation logged and distributed as appropriate.
  • To maintain a high standard of record keeping and completion of the necessary administrative procedures both via our local IT recording system, and use of word and excel.
  • To provide effective Care Act assessments, care planning and care management service to adults with high mental health social needs, including joint assessments as appropriate.
  • To offer practical advice to vulnerable adults and their carers on a range of matters including housing, health and welfare rights  ensuring that specialist advice is made available if necessary.  To carry out carers' assessments where appropriate.
  • To liaise and consult with service users, carers, and colleagues based within CMHTs and with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure provision of appropriate services to service users.
  • To maintain close links with hospital and respite care facilities to ensure that appropriate plans for discharge to the community are made and followed through.
  • To ensure that administrative procedures are followed in order that accurate initial assessments are made of service users' situations, and that these are passed routinely to your manager.
  • To undertake reviews and attend multi-disciplinary CPA meetings as appropriate, identifying the individual needs of service users, recommending appropriate packages of care and ensuring that service users and carers are supported in making full contribution to the meetings.  Recording of all documentation and distribution.
  • To be a link worker for a nominated G.P and to maintain good liaison with being approachable to offer advice on cases where required.  
  • To attend and participate positively in team meetings with a view to promoting the development of an integrated response to service user needs, concentrating on efficiency and on effective service.
  • To work in close consultation with a range of workers within the team, in determining an accurate and sensitive assessment of service user needs.
  • To identify needs and potential vulnerabilities of children of service users.  To refer to Children's Services as appropriate and to liaise with the children in need team/mental health senior practitioner or practice manager.
  • To follow local Safeguarding Adult Procedures and ensure that actions are recorded and adhered to with Support Plans put in place to limit the risks for service users, carers and other relevant parties etc.  
  • The ability to provide information, advice, support and guidance to service and carers to enable vulnerable adults to improve outcomes through informed choice.   
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply and effectively use theoretical frameworks, social care policies and research evidence.
  • To ensure that users have access to translation and interpretation services, and that Braille and signing facilities are made available as appropriate, and that accurate and up to date assessments are made of service users' situations.
  • To maintain at all times a courteous, helpful and polite response to service users and to ensure that individual needs are recognised and provided for as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use well developed communication skills to present complex/sensitive information in an understandable way, to a range of audiences.
  • To ensure that services offered are responsive to the needs of all users, including their religious, cultural and linguistic needs, and the needs of users with disabilities

As a Social Worker, you MUST be...

  • HCPC Registered
  • A full UK license holder
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Why Liquid Personnel?

  • Discounts on groceries, clothing and many high street stores with “My Liquid Rewards”
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies  
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
  • Networking opportunities at numerous candidate events
  • “Refer a Friend” bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place
  • “Find your own job” bonus - get £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • Free social work training events and CPD webinars

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.  

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6210
Contact: Emily Shiels

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