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Locum Social Worker - Community Mental Health Team

  • Salary: £27 per hour
  • Location: Lambeth, London
  • Date posted: 10-05-2017
  • Sector: Social Work
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: HQ00001895_1494406786

Lambeth Council are currently looking for a Locum Social Worker to join their community mental health team working within primary care. Experience working within a mental health team is essential.

Roles and Responsibilities:
* Undertaking needs assessments, risk assessments, support planning and outcome focused reviews of people who use services and their carers
* Attending funding panels to obtain funding and approval for care packages
* To participate in the reviews and signing off of support plans
* Liaising with a variety of statutory and voluntary agencies such as therapists, GP's, Police, Housing, Continuing Health Care, to improve the quality of support delivered to people who use services, their carer's and their families
* Referring people to specialist support as required
* Attending and or coordinating case conferences, safeguarding meetings, inter-professional and interagency meetings in line with policy and procedures.
* Acting as an advocate on behalf of service users and carers whilst recognising the importance of independent advocacy
* Encouraging people who use services to direct the care and support they receive in order to achieve their desired outcomes.
* Promoting recovery, empowerment and collaboration to ensure service user, carers and families to achieve their goals

Why choose Charles Hunter Associates?
* Your own dedicated specialist consultant
* Access to the widest variety of social work jobs across 180 authorities and private organisations throughout the UK
* Prompt and reliable payroll which runs weekly
* Free access to our online social work training portal with CPD materials - worth £500 a year
* Pay rate £27.41 per hour
* Free DBS and compliance service
* £250 referral fee if you refer a friend or colleague looking for work

You must have:
* HCPC registration
* Clear, Enhanced DBS

If you wish apply or what a detailed Job Description, please contact Emily Game 0118 948 5555 or Alternatively, you can apply through the website. Managers are looking to interview shortly, so please do not hesitate to give me a call!