Senior Practitioner Social Worker – Adult Services
Community Mental Health Team for Older People
Based in Hackney Wick
PO5 £44,400 - £46,347
Hackney Council is looking for a Senior Practitioner Social Worker to join The Community Mental Health Team for Older People and Diagnostic memory clinic. This team provides person and family-centred care for older people aged 65 years and over with complex and severe functional mental illness (including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, emotional unstable personality disorder, depression, anxiety) and organic illness - Dementia living in City and Hackney area of London.
This is an exciting opportunity as it is a new role within the team. Together with the Operational Leads you will manage and oversee the Community Mental Health Team for Older People, and provide high quality and effective assessments of individuals with mental health problems and cognitive impairment referred to the service.
This role requires extensive experience within a mental health setting combined with experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Experience of making full psycho-social assessments and writing reports is also essential for this role. You will be HCPC registered and have a CQSW/DIPSW and AMHP qualification or equivalent. Evidence of continual professional development is also key to this role.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If the opportunity of working here excites you, visit www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date: 16th September 2018
Interviews: W/c 1st October 2018
We are passionate about equal opportunities, welcoming a diversity of talent and those interested in flexible working.