Social Worker - Older Persons Mental Health Team

Posted 08 June 2022
Salary£35.00 - £38.00 per hour
LocationWest Sussex
Job type Contract
DisciplineSocial Work
Contact NameKatherine Scoggins

Job description

West Sussex County Council are looking for a Social Worker to join their Older Persons Mental Health Team. This is a Locum Social Work role.

The ideal Social Worker will have recent experience working in a Mental Health setting. The key to success in this role is to be able to start the contract confidently and work with a strength-based approach to each case.

Benefits for you as an Older Persons CMHT Social Worker:

  • Exceptional pay rate of £38/hr for in borough candidates and £35/hr plus £150 weekly allowance for out of borough candidates
  • Home and flexible working available
  • Guaranteed 6 month contract
  • Easily accessible via car
  • The opportunity to further enhance your CV

Your responsibilities as an Older Persons CMHT Social Worker:

  • Carry a caseload of over 65's service users with a mental health diagnosis and any age service users with a dementia diagnosis
  • Undertake Mental Capacity Act assessments and deal with Safeguarding enquires
  • Undertake Care Act Assessments and Safeguarding assessments
  • Implement care plans and carry out a care packages
  • Take a strength-based, person-centred approach
  • Complete essential visits when necessary
  • Liaise with other services within the council for the best interests of each service user

Requirements of you as an Older Persons CMHT Social Worker:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • A valid Social Work England registration
  • Have competent knowledge and experience of Mental Health work
  • A valid UK driving licence and car is preferred for this role

Location: Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Umbrella pay rate: £38.00 per hour or £35.00 per hour plus £150 allowance for out of borough candidates

PAYE payment options available also

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Katherine Scoggins on 0118 948 5555 or email for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

If this role isn't what you are looking for, but you are looking to make a move within Social Work, get in touch, as we have many other opportunities!