Team: Mental Health Team - North
Salary: Grade H (SCP 26-30) or Grade I (SCP 31-35) dependent upon experience.
If appropriate this Salary is supplemented by an AMHP allowance of £1,848 a year paid on a pro rata basis.
A suitably qualified and experienced Social Worker is required to join Sefton’s Adult Community Mental Health Service in Southport. Applications are welcome from all qualified social workers but preference will be given to those who are eligible to practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP).
The team is co-located with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust health colleagues in the new Hartley Hospital and works in close co-operation with the Adult Community Mental Health Team to provide person centred and holistic assessment and support to adults between the ages of 18 and 65. The team includes social workers, community care practitioners and support workers and operates an innovative recovery service which aims to maximise independence and autonomy.
Social workers located within the team provide a service in line with the principles of the Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005), Care Programme Approach (CPA) and Mental Health Act (1983 and 2007). The role covers the full range of social work activities including safeguarding. Eligibility to practice as an AMHP or willingness to train is an essential part of the role.
The post offers a competitive salary, pension scheme, regular supervision and flexible working policy. Strong training opportunities are provided by Sefton Council aimed at promoting continuous professional development.
The closing date for applications is 23 August 2021.
Should you wish to discuss this opportunity please contact Helen Harrison, Lead Practitioner, on 01704 383110.