An opportunity has arisen for a M11 social worker to join the Mental Health Homeless Team (MHHT) in the role of lead practitioner. Applicants should have a minimum of 12 months post qualification experience, have experience of working in mental health and have an interest in working with the homeless population.
Closing date: 24 December 2019
Interview date: 7 January 2020
For further information please contact Trevor Cox, Team Lead on 07884234140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role
The MHHT is a small multi-disciplinary specialist team providing assessment, treatment and support to homeless or insecurely housed people who have a severe and enduring mental illness and who may have additional substance misuse problems.
The team has extensive knowledge of the complexities faced by the homeless population in Brighton. Over the 20 years it has been operating we have established excellent links with Primary care services, Brighton and Hove City Council, Brighton Housing Trust and many of the additional homeless person services in the city.
We have recently secured funding to enhance our service and to develop health care for this very challenging area of work. The successful applicant will be joining our team which comprises of Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Nurses, Social Worker, Psychologist and Community Support Worker.
We aim to provide a direct and assertive outreach service, working in partnership with other local homeless agencies from both the statutory and voluntary sector. You will require a basic understanding of housing legislation as it relates to Brighton and Hove and be familiar with recent changes in social legislation as it relates to this client group.
The post holder will conduct complex assessments and risk assessments in a variety of settings and manage a caseload as a lead practitioner. They will also support the senior social worker in the team by investigating safeguarding concerns.
The Mental Health Homeless Team is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals all of who take great pride in their work. It is a supportive environment with good learning and training opportunities.
We would like to encourage professionals who enjoy working creatively and collaboratively to achieve patient led recovery goals to apply.
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