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Social Worker

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North East Derbyshire Area Social Services Office, Clay Cross
Salary details
Grade 9 - 11 £24,573 - £34,497 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
20 January 2019
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The opportunity has arisen to appoint to a social work position within the local authority’s mental health services.  The post are to undertake reviews of S117 entitlement to free aftercare under the provisions of the Mental Health Act country wide . The successful applicant will need to demonstrate good assessment skills, and have knowledge of the mental health act especially S117 Legislation, although qualification as an AMHP is not essential.  The applicants will require good IT, recording and processing skills and demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to safely manager a busy caseload. You will provide social work support and advice to service users and carers and apply the universal offer, and whenever possible draw on community resources and liaise with health professionals.

 Fundamental to this post is the ability to assess and manage risk and work effectively under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults policy and procedures, You may also need to contribute to the duty rota which includes decision making and liaison with regard to new referrals. You will also be expected to participate on the Approved Mental Health Practitioner duty rota if qualified. You should have the capacity to adapt to ongoing service development and change and contribute to the success of new service models and ways of working.

Provisional Interview Date: 4 February 2019.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.