Social Worker (Including Mental Health Professionals and Occupational Therapist)
Halton is a thriving and vibrant Borough where people can learn and develop their skills; enjoy a good quality of life with good health; a high quality, modern urban environment; the opportunity for all to fulfill their potential; greater wealth and quality, sustained by a thriving business community; and safer, stronger and more attractive neighbourhoods.
We have a range of Full & Part-time Social Work/Occupational Therapy vacancies at present across Adult Social Care,
- Hospital Teams based in Warrington & Whiston NHS hospitals
- Initial Assessment Team
- Occupational Therapy Team
- Complex Care Teams
- Mental Health Team
- Older People Mental Health Team
- Intermediate care (Bed based and community)
Some of the roles we have available are:
Approved Mental Health Practitioners – £38,296 to £41,496 per annum AMHP’s will also attract an additional £2000 per annum Retainer Allowance.
Advanced Practitioners – £38,296 to £41,496 per annum
Social Workers – £34,723 to £37,261 per annum
Occupational Therapist – £34,723 to £37,261 per annum
Halton Borough Council covers Runcorn and Widnes, and we are committed to a strengths-based approach for Adults aged over 18 years. The Adult social work/Occupational Therapy teams are responsible for the Short- & Long-Term delivery of person centred support and an asset-based care planning/ equipment provision for Adults over the age of 18 years.
Halton Borough council’s expectations are high, and you will need a strong commitment to providing first-class person-centred care to Halton residents and support to their carers. You will be passionate about working with a range of service user groups -older people, adults with Mental Health difficulties, adults with learning disabilities and adults with physical and sensory difficulties, challenging discrimination whilst promoting independence.
The Mental Health social work team works with adults, across 2 teams, 18-65 years & Older People Mental Health Teams, who meet the criteria in line with the Care Act and require support in relation to their mental health. We work closely with our Mental Health Trust colleagues to provide a responsive, holistic and recovery focussed response to adults with complex mental health needs.
The teams work closely with The LLAMS team, Home Improvement Agency, Joint Equipment provision, Independent Living Centre, Continuing Health Care Nurses , CPN’s, Specialist Learning Disability Nursing Service, Neuro-Rehabilitation Team, GP Practices including District Nurse services, Community Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. The teams work in partnership with other teams and departments internal to Halton Borough Council including Children and Family Services, and the Positive Behaviour Support Service.
You will have experience in completing assessments under the Care Act, an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and the completion of Continuing health care assessments.
You will have a recognised professional qualification Social Work Degree, Occupational Therapist Degree, MA, Dip SW or equivalent, good interpersonal and communication skills a flexible approach and a willingness to continually improve your practice; in addition, you must hold a full driving licence.
Some of the many benefits at working with us here at Halton include a supportive and enthusiastic service and excelllent peer support as well as structured supervision and training. This also Includes the opportunity to access BIA/ AMHP training.
Halton also provide a generous car user allowance and a flexible working week. You can receive up to 33 days annual leave per annum (Plus bank holidays) and access to HBC’s lease Car and Bike Schemes, and free parking throughout your places of work.
We are actively reviewing applications throughout the duration of this advert and keen to invite shortlisted candidates for interview asap, prior to the advert closing, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application asap and enjoy the many benefits of working for Halton Borough Council.
Applications are invited from all Social Workers including Newly Qualified Social Workers who are able to demonstrate they are to formally gain their qualification, and be eligible to register with Social Work England, within the next 3 months. Please confirm which level of post you are applying for as directed within your application.
If you are applying for this position as a Newly Qualified Social Worker, you will be expected to undertake the ASYE programme. Continued employment in the role is subject to successful completion of the programme.
Applications will not be accepted where an applicant has previously failed to complete the ASYE programme with another employer.
Please state which Position/Area you would like to be considered for on your application form.