Lead Practitioner - Discharge Facilitation Team - #59556

London Borough of Camden


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: London
Salary: £47,394 - £54,222 per year
Contract type: Full time

Salary Range: £47,394 - £54,222 (dependent on experience) plus 5% AMHP allowance if applicable
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 2
Work Location: Highgate Mental Health Centre, Level 2, Highgate, London, N19 5NX
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 21 April 2024; 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

Anonymised Applicationin keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role

We are excited to be able to offer the opportunity for a Lead Social Work Practitioner to join our team to support adults with mental health needs. As a Community Mental Health Team we cover the entire Borough of Camden. The role is ideal for an experienced Social Worker who enjoys supporting discharges from inpatient mental health settings. You will contribute the Social Work voice within an integrated service and will be working with a wide range of professionals and agencies to support people who have been detained under the Mental Health Act.

As a Lead Practitioner, you will support the management of the social work service that supports adults with mental health needs, working closely with the Team Manager/Service Manager to embed Camden’s Model of Social Work and strengths based practice throughout the service.

This is a fulfilling role which is focused on supporting people out of inpatient settings and onto their next destinations wherever that may be.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic social work lead practitioner to support our multi-disciplinary team to continue to deliver a high standard of assessment, review and care. The individual must be confident in managing risk and making decisions as part of complex care planning and also in supporting team members to develop their skills and approaches.

The successful candidate will hold a diploma in social work or equivalent qualification, be Social Work England registered and have a sound knowledge of the legislative framework of Adult Social Care. Experience of working with those who have severe and enduring mental illness is desirable; however you will need to demonstrate transferable skills and knowledge in particular when working with the older population. You will either be a trained AMHP or have the ability and willingness to undertake AMHP training as required.

Previous experience of managing social workers is not essential, however you will be able to show how you have supported colleagues to develop and improve their practice and illustrate your proactive approach to continuing professional development. Ideally, you will have leadership and team building experience whilst knowing how to put your knowledge of systems working into practice.

You will have a comprehensive understanding of relevant health and social care legislation, policies, procedures and ability to apply it in practice. Demonstration of your ability to work within the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights Act 1998 and Mental Health Act 1983 is fundamental.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/10442503/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at [email protected] or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

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