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Advanced Social Worker - Mental Health - Haringey

Mbi Staffing
Posted 23 days ago, valid for 14 days
Location

London, Greater London N22 6BS

Salary

£30 per hour

Contract type

Full Time

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  • Job Title: Advanced Social Worker - Mental Health
  • Location: Haringey
  • Employer: London Borough of Haringey
  • Responsibilities: Carry out Care Act assessments and support individuals with mental health problems, act as a care coordinator in the Locality Mental Health Team, devise care and support plans, provide evidence-based therapeutic social work practice, provide clear information to service users and their carers, liaise with colleagues and champion people's rights and entitlements.
  • Requirements: Experience in working with functional and/or organic mental health problems, knowledge of the Care Act and other mental health and social care legislation, ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Salary: Not specified.
  • Years of Experience: Not specified.

Advanced Social Worker - Mental Health - Haringey

mbi Medical are pleased to be working with the London Borough of Haringey in sourcing a Social Worker to join their Mental Health team.

The Role

To carry out Care Act assessments and support people who present with functional and/or organic mental health problems in Haringey by using community resources and the social care budget to meet their needs.

To act as a care coordinator in the Locality Mental Health Team To devise care and support plans with service-users and their carers and undertake reviews under the Care Act and Care Programme Approach (CPA) To apply a strengths-based approach to working with service-users and their carers providing evidence based therapeutic social work practice and skills such as motivational interviewing, trauma informed care and psychoeducation.

To provide service users and their carers with clear and intelligible information which will assist them in making informed decisions about their treatment and care.

To provide effective liaison with colleagues in primary care, social services, community health and voluntary organisations and champion people’s rights and entitlements in the wider mental health of older adult services.

To provide guidance to the rest of the team on applying the Care Act and other mental health and social care legislation and to prepare appropriate information/ referrals/reports to access community resources.

To work closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team including psychology, occupational therapists, nurses, support workers, medical professionals and pharmacology to ensure that the best quality of care is provided and effective use of the social care budget.

To be willing to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional, (AMHP) and once qualified to share knowledge and practice with the team and contribute to the AMHP rota If required, to be willing to train as a Best Interest Assessor (BIA)/ Approved Mental Capacity Professional (AMCP) and once qualified to share knowledge and practice with the team and contribute to the AMCP rota.

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