Mental Health Social Worker – Mental Health Team – Somerset (Area) – £30 per hour

ContractTemporary Somerset (Area)

Our Client in the Somerset (Area) is looking for an experienced Adults Social Worker for the Mental Health Team

Mental Health Team

Mental Health Social Worker

£30 per hour

To work alongside people to assist them to maximise opportunities for greater independence and the least possible reliance on the state for care. This approach is focused on agreed outcomes that promote independence.

Enabling citizens to access statutory social care and social work services and advice to which they are entitled, discharging the legal duties and promoting the personalised social care ethos of the local authority.

Wide LSSA statutory functions

  • Professionalism: Model and help others to demonstrate professionalism.
  • Values and Ethics: Model and support others to reflect on and manage the influence and impact of own values on professional practice.
  • Diversity: Inform, guide and model good practice in the application and understanding of identity and diversity to practice; identifying and taking up issues when principles of diversity are contravened in the organisation.
  • Rights, justice and economic wellbeing: Demonstrate ability to interpret and use current legislation and guidance to protect and/or advance people’s rights and entitlements, balancing use of different legislation to achieve the best outcomes; support colleagues (both inside and outside the organisation) to do so.
  • Knowledge: Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the range of theories and models for social work intervention with individuals, families, groups and communities, and the methods derived from them.
  • Critical Reflection and Analysis: Model critical reflection and evidence-based decision making, and support others in developing these.
  • Intervention and Skills: Be able to gather information quickly and effectively so as to inform judgment for interventions including in crises, and in response to challenge, or in the absence of complete information.
  • Contexts and Organisations: Model and encourage positive working relationships in the team, promoting strategies for collaboration and a supportive team culture.
  • Professional Leadership: Play a leading role in practice development in the team and help sustain a learning culture.

 Promoting recovery and social inclusion with individuals and families.

  • Professionalism: Model and help others to maintain professional/personal boundaries and skilled use of self.
  • Values and Ethics: Demonstrate confident application of an understanding of the benefits and limitations of partnership work, support others to do so, and promote service user and carer participation in developing service delivery.
  • Diversity: Demonstrate and model the effective and positive use of power and authority, whilst recognising and providing guidance to others as to how it may be used oppressively.
  • Rights, Justice and Economic Wellbeing: Support others to enable individuals to access opportunities that may enhance their economic status (eg education, work, housing, health services and welfare benefits).
  • Knowledge: Recognise the short- and long-term impact of psychological, socio-economic, environmental and physiological factors on people’s lives, taking into account age and development, and how this informs practice.
  • Critical Reflection and Analysis: Model critical reflection and evidence-based decision making, and support others in developing these.
  • Intervention and Skills: Maintain and expand a range of frameworks for assessment and intervention.
  • Contexts and Organisations: Model and demonstrate the ability to work within your own organisation, and regularly work with relationships between the organisation, practice and wider changing contexts.
  • Professional Leadership: Play a leading role in practice development in the team and help sustain a learning culture.

 Intervening and showing professional leadership in situations characterised by high levels of social, family and interpersonal complexity, risk and ambiguity.

  • Professionalism: Establish a network of internal and external colleagues from whom to seek advice and expertise.
  • Values and Ethics: Demonstrate confident and critical application of professional ethical principles to decision making and practice, supporting others to do so using a legal and human rights framework.
  • Diversity: Demonstrate and model the effective and positive use of power and authority, whilst recognising and providing guidance to others as to how it may be used
  • Rights, Justice and Economic Wellbeing: Demonstrate ability to interpret and use current legislation and guidance to protect and/or advance people’s rights and entitlements, balancing use of different legislation to achieve the best outcomes; support colleagues (both inside and outside the organisation) to do so.
  • Knowledge: Understand forms of harm and their impact on people, and the implications for practice, drawing on concepts of strength, resilience, vulnerability, risk and resistance, and apply to practice.
  • Critical Analysis and Reflection: Provide professional opinion, giving the rationale and knowledge base.
  • Intervention and Skills: Anticipate, assess and manage risk, including in more complex cases, and support others to develop risk management skills.
  • Contexts and Organisations: Anticipate, assess and manage risk, including in more complex cases, and support others to develop risk management skills.
  • Professional Leadership: Play a leading role in practice development in the team and help sustain a learning culture.

Working co-productively and innovatively with local communities to support community capacity, personal and family resilience, earlier intervention and active citizenship.

  • Professionalism: Model and help others to maintain professional/personal boundaries and skilled use of self.
  • Values and Ethics: Promote and advance, wherever possible, individuals’ rights to autonomy and self-determination, providing support, guidance and challenge to others.
  • Diversity: Inform, guide and model good practice in the application of understanding of identity and diversity to practice; identifying and taking up issues when principles of diversity are contravened in the organisation.
  • Rights, Justice and Economic Wellbeing: Provide guidance and challenge to others about applying the principles of social justice, social inclusion and equality to decision making.
  • Knowledge: Acknowledge the centrality of relationships for people and the key concepts of attachment, separation, loss, change and resilience.
  • Critical Analysis and Reflection: Model critical reflection and evidence-based decision making, and support others in developing these.
  • Intervention and Skills: Actively support and initiate community groups and networks, including professional ones.
  • Contexts and Organisations: Model and demonstrate the ability to work within your own organisation, and regularly work with relationships between the organisation, practice and wider changing contexts.
  • Contexts and Organisations: Contribute to organisational developments. Play a leading role in practice development in the team and help sustain a learning culture.

 Core duties and responsibilities

  • Manage an active caseload, commensurate with knowledge and experience of around 25 people;
  • Undertake the role of duty social worker on a rota basis;
  • Undertake a designated role such as hospital or child care link worker;
  • Carry out assessments in line with legislation including the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act and which promote recovery and independence and apply for funded care where applicable;
  • Maintain accurate, succinct records using electronic record systems and clearly document the rationale for decision-making;
  • Continuously develop knowledge and practise and maintain professional registration;
  • Participate in post qualifying training and regular professional development programmes;
  • Provide placements and supervision for students and other social care staff.

If you are interested please apply below or alternatively please do not hesitate to contact me on the below details

 

Samuel Noakes Regional Team Manager
RT Social Carep:01992 535770  | e:samuel.noakes@rt-socialcare.com | w:www.rt-socialcare.com
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  • Salary: £30 per hour
  • Salary: ££30 per hour