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Social Worker

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Chesterfield Community Centre
Salary details
Grade 9 - 11 £13,101.96 - £18,393.96 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
18 hours and 30 minutes per week
Closing Date
21 August 2022
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There is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Social Worker to join the Chesterfield Mental Health Prevention & Personalisation Team.  You will be working within a very supportive and specialised mental health team alongside Social Workers and Approved Mental Health Professionals under the direction and guidance of the Senior Practitioner and Service Manager.

Our specialist Mental Health Teamwork in close partnership with professionals from NHS Secondary Care mental health services to deliver Social Care support to people with the most complex needs in relation to a significant mental illness.  Our aim is to offer short-term and preventative support to encourage independence, although we do carry several longer-term more complex cases who meet Care Act eligibility and require ongoing support. 

Our role is to deliver statutory social care services to adults over the age of 18 whose primary reason for needing support is due to a significant mental illness.  We co-produce assessments and support plans and carry out risk assessments on a regular basis.  We work in partnership with external organisations such as the Private and Voluntary sector, Police, Fire Service, Ambulance and local NHS services. 

There are also a number of Approved Mental Health Professionals in the team who assess people under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) for detention in hospital and there will be opportunities for career development in this area.

The successful candidate will be familiar with Safeguarding, the Mental Health Act 1983, the Care Act 2014, and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.  You will have experience of completing mental capacity assessments and making best interest’s decisions. 

The team is busy and you will need to be able to prioritise competing demands and manage your time effectively.  The role includes participating on the duty rota, speaking to customers, offering advice and signposting, completing person centred assessments and risk assessments, and creating support plans.  Person centred and strengths-based approaches form the basis of our ethos, and we strive to support people to identify and achieve their goals. 

The successful candidate will be offered regular supervision and will be supported to achieve best practice.

We cover Chesterfield and Kilamarsh and under Derbyshire County Council’s Modern Ways of Working there will be a mixture of home and office-based working.

If you require any further information, please contact Claire Wilde Service Manager on 07823536776

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.