Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the city.
Redbridge Integrated Care Directorate are pleased to invite applications for the posts of Senior Social Worker in our Adult Community Mental Health and Wellness Teams.
The Mental Health and Wellness Teams are a new development in line with national guidance. They are leading the transformation of adult community Mental Health Services in the borough, developing new ways of working with service users based on a model of place-based care.
The enhanced multi-disciplinary teams provide a range of specialist interventions within an integrated person-centered approach to adults who are residents of the Borough of Redbridge, working with people from their first presentation to Secondary Mental Health Services, through to those who have a diagnosis of a severe and enduring mental health condition with complex presentations including substance misuse and physical health concerns. The teams work to a Recovery approach, with a strong emphasis on Trauma Informed Care and use of the Open Dialogue model. The successful candidate will have a particular interest in these new ways of working and further training opportunities in these areas are available. The services support service users throughout their journey in Mental Health Services, enabling consistency of care and close liaison with other local NHS services, Social Care, and community statutory and voluntary services.
This post would be attractive for an experienced Mental Health Social Worker and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) who is passionate about developing services and staff to support mental health service users. The successful candidate would be expected to support other senior multi-disciplinary colleagues in the leadership and management of the team, and to supervise qualified social workers, ASYE and other support staff or students. They would take a lead role for Safeguarding enquiries in the team and support and advise junior staff regarding Mental Health Act, Care Act and Mental Capacity Act.
These are full-time posts, working Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm although there may be the possibility of flexible or part-time hours or job-share. The teams are currently operating a hybrid model of working across both office and agile community working.
Requirements for applicants:
- CQSW/Diploma in social work or equivalent degree in social work.
- Registration as a social worker with Social Work England.
- Substantial experience of managing a complex caseload of mental health service users
- Knowledge of the Care Programme Approach (CPA) with evidence of completing high quality care plans, risk assessments and interventions.
- Experience of supervising professional staff, dealing with performance issues, delegating work and resources.
- Experience of working as an Approved Mental Health Practitioner or currently completing training, using all relevant mental health legislation, related policies and procedures.
- In depth knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures and its application in Mental Health.
- Demonstrate excellent levels of understanding of current evidence based practice in Mental Health.
Please note that to be eligible to apply you must have substantial mental health and AMHP experience.
Interviews date and time to be confirmed.
For further information please contact:
Victoria Porter, Redbridge Adult Social Care Lead on Victoria.Porter@nelft.nhs.uk or 0300 555 1201 ext. 67859 or mobile 07534 899492
Sue Tatch, Redbridge Adult Community Mental Health Services Manager on Sue.Tatch@nelft.nhs.uk or 0300 555 1201 ext. 67030 or mobile 07713 089315
Ambitious for Redbridge
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.