The starting salary for this role is £35,382 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.
Are you a Mental Health Social Worker looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work with an organisation which invests in your development?
If yes? Then, read on…
The Mental Health Service delivers services to all Surrey residents who meet social care criteria in line with the Care Act, in relation to their mental health needs. We are leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation and a recovery-focused strength-based approach. Our goal is for service-users to be able to make informed choices about the services they use, be more in control of their care, and to be active citizens within their community.
The teams within the service deliver high-quality care for service-users with mental health and substance misuse needs. Team members are friendly, cohesive, and proud of their record in providing an effective service in the community.
The Mental Health Central Duty Team is the central referral point for all referrals for Adult Mental Health Social Care in Surrey.
We are looking for enthusiastic and qualified Social Worker (HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council registered) with post qualifying experience in mental health services who can provide effective support for people with mental health needs using a strength based approach to enable individuals to live as independently as possible with more choice and control.
As a qualified Social Worker, (HCPC Registered) with good assessment and risk management skills, you will be expected to assess the social care needs of service. You should have a working knowledge of Care Act legislation and Safeguarding Adults roles and responsibilities.
You will need to be flexible and adaptable to work in a challenging and demanding environment. The team are friendly and cohesive and are proud of their record in providing an effective service in the community.
A valid driver’s licence and the availability of an insured vehicle for the performance of work related duties is an essential requirement of the role. Applications from those who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.
It is an expectation of applicants for Mental Health Social Worker positions, who qualified as a Social Worker after June 2012, that they will need to declare whether they have ever started an Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme and evidence that they have either successfully completed their ASYE or be able to evidence the reason that they have not successfully completed their ASYE.
You will be provided with good support from managers and colleagues, to help you meet the challenges of the post. New staff are given mentoring and support from an experienced colleague and will also participate in an extensive induction programme.
To be shortlisted for an interview your application will clearly evidence:
- Professional qualification in Social Work and current registration with Social Work England
- Successful completion of an ASYE programme if qualified as a social worker after June 2012
- Experience in mental health service, including assessment and risk management skills
- A full driving licence and have use of a vehicle insured for work/business purposes
- A working knowledge of Care Act legislation including experience in preparation of support plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes
- Commitment to your own professional development, including maintaining up-to-date knowledge of mental health issues
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Job Details
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 9th May 2021.
Interviews date to be confirmed.
The Mental Health Central Duty Team is based in Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, KT22 7AH.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Ekpen Akenzua, Tel.: 07968 833192. Email: email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
We can offer you:
- Mentoring and support from experienced colleagues
- Innovative technology: laptop and mobile phones are provided. Front line staff will get touch screen hybrid devices to allow you to work in an agile way and minimise unnecessary travel
- Work/life balance: flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or hot desking at a number of County Council sites
- 26 days annual leave (28 after 2 years' service) plus 8 bank holidays
- Relocation assistance of up to £8,000, subject to meeting eligibility criteria
- A generous local government salary-related pension
- 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP)
- Option to join our car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff for more information
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.