Our Client in the West Berkshire (Area) is looking for an experienced Social Worker/AMHP for the Mental Health Team
Mental Health Team
Social Worker/AMHP (P/T)
£323 per hour
The working pattern will be 2 days a week split over Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
To work with service users and their carers to maximise independence in accordance with self-directed care principles.
To undertake professional duties in:
Care Management, Safeguarding, Mental Capacity, Deprivation of Liberty, Assessment and management of risk
To provide social work expertise to other team members within the localities
To assess people referred to adult social care for eligibility for services in accordance with the Care Act 2014.
To be a lead specialist in a condition appropriate to their role (e.g. Mental Health, Learning Disability, Dementia, MS, Acquired Brain Injury etc).
To work as a member of a specialist team and work collaboratively with NHS partners.
To work to the Health and Care Professions Council Code of Practice.
To work with a number of long term complex difficult cases and their carers as allocated by the Team Lead or AMHP/Forensic Lead.
To contribute to the self-directed support process in the following ways: assessing social needs for eligibility under the Care Act 2014 completing, preparing and submitting these to funding panels for both health and social care.
To assist service users and carers to set up their support package where specific input from a social worker is required
To ensure that service users are safeguarded by implementing Council and national procedures for Safeguarding and Mental Capacity Act throughout the self-directed support process and by fulfilling the role of investigating officer into allegations of abuse as required
To work within a ‘can do’ approach to risk management that ensures that service users are using Council processes.
To identify and manage risk through risk assessment and risk management processes. Ensuring that all records / reports, in whatever format, are completed thoroughly and accurately
To promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and
To recognise health and safety is a responsibility of every employee, to take reasonable care of self and others and to comply with the WBC Health and Safety policy and any service-specific procedures / rules that apply to this role.
To ensure that own practice is of the required standard by knowing and implementing relevant policies, procedures and guidance.
To ensure own development by being an active participant in supervision and appraisal, and by undertaking relevant training.
Promote equality as an integral part of the role, treating everyone with fairness and dignity.
Comply with WBC health and safety policies, procedures and rules, taking reasonable care of self and others.
Adhere to the standards set out in the WBC competency framework.