View Vacancy -- Mental Health Social Worker
Your new organisation
Haringey Council is looking for Mental Health Social Workers to join their specialist teams with the Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust. Due to the re-organisation of services to accommodate the increasing needs of the borough, the teams now have several new posts available.
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Haringey is one of London’s liveliest and most culturally diverse neighbourhoods, famed for its tremendous array of restaurants – including award-wining kebab houses and late-night international grocers. In addition to the shopping and cinemas available in Wood Green, you will see some of the most exciting parts of the capital in Tottenham, including the revamped Tottenham Green and the soon-to-be-completed Spurs stadium. Haringey is also home to no fewer than 25 Green Flag Award winning parks, perfect for a relaxing time out.
Your new role
You will undertake assessments, including Personalisation and Risk assessments for service users experiencing mental health conditions and provide an effective and supportive response. You will work within both a clinical and social work environment, liaising with multi-disciplinary professionals across the public and private sector. Regular supervision and support is provided for both your welfare and work. You can join one of the following teams:
Community Support and Recovery Team – A specialist multi-disciplinary team which offers a supportive Care Co-ordination and Case Management service to service users with severe and enduring mental health difficulties together with a rehabilitation and recovery focus for clients in acute distress.
Complex Care Team – This multi-disciplinary team provides treatment and support for patients with complex problems on CPA without a diagnosis of psychosis. This includes out-patient psychological therapy, as well as comprehensive integrated care packages.
Older Persons Team – This team provides therapy and support to anyone over the age of 65 with a functional or organic mental health condition, those with an existing dementia diagnosis and people experiencing mental illness for the first time or, who are becoming forgetful.
What you'll need to succeed
In order to be successful in this role, you must have:-
- Current valid HCPC membership
- Knowledge of severe and enduring mental illness, including treatments and interventions
- Thorough knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
- Ability to work in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary team
- Willingness to train as an AMHP (Approved Mental Health Practitioner)
What you'll get in return
Haringey Council provides a wealth of incentives, training and career development. AMHP training is encouraged and provided for free by the council. Once you qualify as a warranted AMHP, your salary will also be upgraded to the £44k pa AMHP scale.
In addition, Haringey offers a wide range of attractive benefits including Flexible Working, Season Ticket & Bike Loans, Health & Dental Plans, Childcare Vouchers and other Staff Discounts to major stores, local leisure centres and gyms.
Haringey has also been recognised for their outstanding ASYE program, which has seen several newly qualified social workers pass their ASYE and AMHP training shortly after with flying colours.
“I enjoy working in Haringey because it is a supportive place to be. When I qualified as a Social Worker three years ago; I immediately started my ASYE programme, then was supported to train as a Best Interest Assessor and Approved Mental Health Professional. Haringey values their employees and invested money and time so I can continuously develop my professional capabilities. Three years on with no plans to leave, the culture of Haringey is empowering, inspiring and exciting, placing the well-being of service users at the forefront of every decision made. Trust me you will not regret the decision to apply.”