Social Worker Adults Mental Health

  • Location

    Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

  • Sector:

    Public Sector

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  • Salary:

    £26.50 - £27.41 per hour + Umbrella

  • Contact:

    Craig Davis

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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OneTrue are recruiting for a committed Social Worker to work full time within Mental Health based in Moorlands. The ideal applicant will have previous experience working in the same or a similar service, be very dedicated, personable and willing to contribute positively to the team and service to ensure the best and most appropriate outcomes are delivered. Applicants must have previous experience working with UK statutory services and hold valid HCPC registration.


The pay rate for this Social Worker role is £26.50 + £0.91 AWR (Umbrella Company) per hour and is an ongoing contract.


Choose OneTrue for the market leading locum package

* Free DBS and compliance service

* Access to roles first increasing chances of selection for interview

* Discounted FCSA Umbrella company rates (£10 per timesheet) available

* Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK

* "Placement Continuity Bonus" of £250 per 500 hours worked

* "Referral Bonus" £250 for each referral you make that achieves 100 hours in placement through OneTrue


Requirements of the Social Worker

* Degree or equivalent in social work

* Current HCPC registration

* Experience of planning personalised individual support for adults, with mental ill health

* Knowledge of mental health legislation including Section 117

* Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills and interactions with individuals and families

* Able to analyse written, verbal and observed information, using established models, to determine needs, challenge assumptions and enable informed choice

* Car driver.


Specific Role Information

Key accountabilities


1. Take responsibility for the provision, of:

* Asset based assessments under the Care Act and Mental Health Act inclusive of all statutory functions

* continuing healthcare assessments and reviews

* S117

* undertake all S42 enquiries under the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Enquiry Procedures

* instigating or undertaking court proceedings to secure the safety and welfare of individuals.

* participating in MAPPA, MARAC etc

* participation on the inter agency best interest assessor and AMHP rota for adults

* using person centred thinking tools to inform the assessment


2. Develop a collaborative relationship with adults with mental ill health and associated co morbidities and their circles of support in order to promote positive expectations of what they can achieve, understanding their talents, wishes and feelings.


3. As part of the assessment process, undertake observation and purposeful interaction with individuals, families and other professionals to understand the needs and strengths of the individual, their network of relationships and their capacity to consent.


4. Support and mentor Social Care Coordinators by actively engaging in peer group discussions about cases, to inform practice; and to identify the need for, and provide professional interventions.


5. Analyse information to understand risks and develop strategies to explain, avoid or manage risk appropriately.


6. Negotiate and agree appropriate, tangible and realistic outcomes with individuals and families.


7. Collaborate with other professionals, within Adult Social Care or other organisations, in order to fully understand need and enable individuals to achieve their outcomes and to be as independent as possible.


8. Maintain appropriate professional records of all key discussions, investigations, findings, assessments, opinions (including factual basis) and decisions, including electronic client records and necessary performance data, in line with policies and procedures.


9. Undertake reviews of the individual's situation and progress towards outcomes, using the evidence to formulate new arrangements and plans with the service users and other agencies.


10. Use research findings, service principles and case discussion with peers to inform and develop your professional practice.


11. Contribute to the shaping, continual improvement and promotion of Adult Social Care


12. Actively participate in quality assurance processes, including peer and reflective supervision, analysis of performance data, learning from complaints and compliments, personal development and continuing professional development.


13. Develop support plans which maximise an individual's opportunities in line with the "just enough support philosophy" and work with Local Area Co-Ordinators to access appropriate support to meet eligible needs.


14. Undertake any other duties required by Management which are commensurate with the grading of the post.



The Social Worker vacancy is managed by Craig Davis; if you are interested in applying for this position, please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.