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Social Worker Level 2 and/or AMHP

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Salary
£40,221.00 to £43,421.00, Grade 10. £44,428.00 to £47,420.00, Grade 11
Expires
02/06/2024
Location
Baghill House, Health & Wellbeing Centre, Walkergate, Pontefract, WF9 1QW
Job Type
Full Time

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for Approved Mental Health Professionals / Senior Social Worker to join our community mental health working age adults’ services within the Wakefield district . Various hours are available from part time to fulltime posts available. Our service area complements Southwest Yorkshire Partnership Trust Mental Health Services in offering a comprehensive, dedicated, social care resource for people with mental health issues.  The post holders will provide assessments, support planning and commission services for people with mental health difficulties across the Wakefield District.  

As a qualified and registered Social Worker/AMHP, you will play an important role in helping people with mental health issues to live as independently as possible and empower individuals to make autonomous decisions around their care and support needs.  You will need experience in mental health, have excellent assessment and communication skills, along with a good understanding of legislation particularly the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, and Mental Health Act 1983.  As part of your role, you will undertake planned interventions, complete Care Act conversation-style assessments, strength-based reviews, and develop person-centred, and outcome-focussed care and support plans.  As an experienced Social Worker/AMHP it is expected that you will have completed a post qualifying award or training, and that you have up-to-date professional expertise and experience in in the relevant fields of legislation, national policy, and best practice. 

What will be expected from me? 

You will be responsible for a complex but manageable caseload, assist the Team Manager in providing support to other members of the team, supervising student social workers and other employees as required.

What I might be doing? 

  • You will manage a complex workload with the support of senior colleagues in accordance with the directorate and other agency policies and procedures, applying a multi-discipline approach.
    • You will undertake planned interventions, as required, across a range of statutory casework.
    • You will ensure that, where appropriate, effective, and efficient enforcement action is taken.
    • You will promote and develop collaborative working with allied health and social care professionals.
    • You will prepare a range of reports on clients, as appropriate, in accordance with policies and procedures.

Essential requirements:

  • Degree in Social Work, or relevant Social Work qualifications recognised by the Central Council for Education & Training in Social Work/Registration with SWE
    • Evidence of successful completion of post qualifying award or training
    • Evidence of maintaining skill and knowledge base in professional field through post qualifying training or other opportunities
    • Ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with service users, carers, and groups
    • Excellent communication and engagement skills with a commitment to improving service delivery.

Approved mental health status/ qualification if apply for the grade 11 which will be paid at £44,428 - £47,420

What We Offer

We are an ambitious and high achieving council, committed to continuous improvements and innovation.  We are looking to employ talented and dedicated individuals who share our vision and values.  Wakefield is a learning organisation, committed to supporting staff development.

  • Outstanding professional development opportunities
  • A variety of tailored and varied training opportunities
  • Excellent Salary with incremental increases
  • Opportunity for flexible and hybrid working to support work-life balance.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Occupational pension scheme.

What can I expect?

  • There are a full-Time hours and part time hours per week.
    • 30 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays. ( pro-rata)m
    • Support and ongoing training.
    • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard)
    • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
    • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

In accordance with the Council’s Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6-month Probationary Period.

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process, or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Melanie Varley on 07501392720

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Melanie Varley.

Tel: 07501392720

E-mail: melanievarley@wakefield.gov.uk

E-mail Correspondence

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jobs@wakefield.gov.uk

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Safeguarding

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

Probation

In accordance with the Council Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6-month Probationary Period.

Diversity

Having a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve helps us to achieve the best outcomes for all. We encourage applications from everyone and actively seek to ensure that everyone feels included in the workplace so that we can make the most of our differences.

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This role expires 02/06/2024.
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