The starting salary for this position is £40,227 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
As a CAMHS Senior Social Worker in the LAC Team you will provide consultation and support regarding emotional wellbeing and mental health concerns for children and young people. You will also provide direct support to Foster Carers; bringing a social care perspective to the delivery of support offered by Social Workers and the network.
In this role you will be supporting and protecting children and young people with mental health difficulties, including supporting their placements and Foster Carers by offering a range of interventions including:
- Joint case working
- Participation in case reviews
- Assessment of need
- Mental health assessments
- Care planning and intervention if appropriate in the community or supporting referrals to 3Cs for specialist support within CAMHS
- Direct work and support to foster carers
You will also be attending statutory meetings in relation to cases where your involvement would be beneficial.
You will use your excellent communication and engagement skills to ensure that the CAMHS Social Work service operates in a safe and efficient way, as part of the whole system of partnership and multi-agency working. Your commitment to partnership working will enable you to establish and promote key relationships.
This role includes close liaison with CAMHS 3C’s in order to ensure that all young people who need support in managing their mental health needs can access this support either in 3C’s or in the community supported by the CAMHS SW. You will play a crucial role in maintaining effective communication between local area children's social care teams and CAMHS 3C’s, using both CAMHS System One and Children’s Services LCS as appropriate.
You will contribute to the development of reflective and systemic thinking within Children’s Services, offering a mentoring role around the identification and appropriate treatment pathways for children experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties.
To be shortlisted for interview for this role, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Good communication & engagement skills
- Evidence of effective partnership working
- Delivering 1-1 therapeutic interventions to young people (therefore, a minimum of two years therapeutic intervention experience or training in this area will be required)
This is an exciting new role putting you at the heart of the mobilisation Surrey’s new model. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, we look forward to receiving your application.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st October 2021.
Interviews will take place week beginning 15th November 2021.
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 email Vrushali Pendharkar at Vrushali.Pendharkar@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance, a laptop and mobile will be supplied. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.