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Approved Mental Health Practitioner (Social Worker)

Tower Hamlets, London

£36.00 - £38.00 per hour


Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an Approved Mental Health Practitioner (Social Worker) to fill a fulltime role based in Tower Hamlets. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in Adults services and be registered with the HCPC.

The pay rate for this Approved Mental Health Practitioner role is £36 £38 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3month contract.

  • Main Purpose of the job:

  • Working in integrated/partnership within the Community Mental Health Team/East London NHS Trust.

  • Provision of a social work service within the framework of the Care Programme Approach & Care Act plus other appropriate legislative requirements.

  • Working with individual service users in hospital and in the community including placements providing advice, assistance, assessment, review, or other forms of social work assistance within HCPC parameters with the aim of enhancing the outcomes for service users and carers.

  • Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Comply with the statutory requirements of the relevant childcare, mental health or Care Act legislation and in line with the requirements of the Councils policies and procedures.

  • Respond to requests for assistance, taking sufficient basic information about the needs in question to be able to determine the level and type of assessment required as per Care Act and other legislative requirements.

  • Maintain case records and fulfil procedures and statutory duties in line with national and local policies, practices and procedures. To include HCPC requirements.

  • Inform the line manager of specific needs that may be unmet because of the unavailability of services. To utilise community resources to meet such needs as appropriate.

  • Work within budgetary limits laid down by Council policy and operate within the Financial Regulations and Standing Orders of the Council.

  • Carry out assessment of needs, and subcontract parts of such assessments where they are of a specialist nature within the process of the Care Programme Approach and Care Act.

  • Ensure that assessments pay particular attention to individual strengths, outcomes and the recovery principles.

  • Ensure that assessments take into account needs in all relevant user categories.

  • Undertake at all times to take into account the views of users and their carers, and to facilitate their participation in the assessment process.

  • Liaise with other specialists and agencies as necessary, and enable them to be involved and contribute to the assessment process.

  • Negotiate with Service users, carers and others concerning the methods to meet the needs and thus outcomes identified by each assessment and service user/carer.

  • Ensure that care plans include clear statements of agreed outcomes. Service or resource to be provided via the care plan and in line with Council requirements.

  • Assist users and carers to play a full part in care planning by extending to them advice, support and guidance, including advocacy, and arranging where necessary access to translation, interpretation services.

  • Review the progress of each care plan at regular, predetermined intervals (within one year minimum) together with users, carers, advocates and other service providers to ensure the effectiveness of the plan to meet agreed outcomes.

  • Have effective liaison and working relationships with mental health agencies and service providers and the wider council and community.

  • Attend case conferences, case meetings, police and/or court requirements and team meetings as required.

  • Carry out responsibilities under mental health legislation and regulations including, where applicable, Approved Mental Health Professional duties.

  • Develop and implement plans aimed at resettling people with severe mental illness into the community.

  • Participate in office duty arrangements and oncall arrangements.

  • Prepare and present reports on individuals (e.g. at Mental Health Review Tribunals, Court). Mental Capacity Act requirements etc.

  • Provide practice supervision for students on placements.

  • Undertake AMHP and other training as requested by the Senior Operational Lead/LBTH Manager.

  • Input and extract information as required on the Departments computerised information systems (Frameworki). Use of ELFT RIO system.

  • Be a key professional within the CMHT Safeguarding responsibilities.

  • Ensure contact is maintained with allocated service users on caseload if admitted to a hospital for physical or mental health issues, attending meetings as required to assist discharge.

  • Requirements:

  • A Social Work qualification

  • Current HCPC Registration

  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Adult services.

  • Approved Mental Health Professional or will undertake requisite training.

  • Mental Health Experience (including work with mentally ill clients and their carers)

  • Contact:

This Approved Mental Health Practitioner job is advertised by Jake Merry; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients requirements.

  • Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

Posted 44 days ago

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