Social Worker, NW Community Team- JAMI
- Sector: Medical
- Salary: £24,000-£26,500
You will be working as part of a newly formed community team, creating effective links with primary care and voluntary sector organisations to support people. You will carry out initial assessments and short evidence-based interventions enabling people to identify their needs and goals.
The role of Social Worker plays an integral role in the multi-skilled team at Jami to:
• Providing a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs of people
with mental health problems.
• Developing and sustaining professional working relationships with clients, carers, colleagues
and external agencies.
• Embedding recovery values and principles in day to day operations.
• Assessing need, planning and delivering focused interventions to safeguard adults
• Promoting independence
• To carry out duties which may not be routine
• Collaborate with other statutory and voluntary sector agencies and ensure that service users are signposted onto appropriate agencies such as housing, counselling and advice
• Liaise with the local community to provide good working partnerships
• Attend local meetings, workshops and conferences of relevance to the service
All criteria is essential unless stated as desirable
Training and Qualifications
• Recognised Social Care Qualification or working towards one – Degree in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW, CSS or
• Maintains a portfolio of CPD in line with regulatory body standards
• Registered with Social Work England (desirable)
Knowledge and Experience
• Experience working in a multi-skilled team – relevant to people with mental health difficulties.
• Local knowledge of community resources and facilities
• Evidence of partnership working with other agencies including Social Care Services, Health Services, Voluntary Agencies and/or Education
• Experience of undertaking needs led assessments, care planning and reviewing
• Experience of undertaking and reviewing risk assessments
• Understanding of Recovery values and principles
• An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people who experience mental health problems.
• Ability to develop practical solutions to problems that may arise.
• Ability to form good working relationships with people who have mental health problems.
• Ability to help clients develop and maintain living skills, with support from the multi skilled team.
• Knowledge and understanding of Social Care practice as defined by TCSW Guidelines, appropriate legislation and issues relevant to client group.
• Understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Amendment 2007 and Equality Act 2010 and the Mental
Capacity Act 2005
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Understanding of social care resources and provision available in both statutory and non-statutory agencies
• A champion for the values and objectives of prevention, early intervention and Social Care in enabling people to exercise choice and control over their lives
• Good organisational skills - an ability to manage time, prioritise work and meet deadlines
• A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
• A commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
• Working in partnership with other agencies
• Good IT skills
• Experience and knowledge of the Jewish community (desirable)
• Working in a complex and changing environment (desirable)
• Ability to gather, analyse and interpret data (desirable)
• Lived experience of mental illness (desirable)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Formal presentation skills (desirable)
• Self-awareness & self-development
• Professional integrity
• Time management skills
• Ability to manage personal stress
For more information and to apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications Sunday 23rd February
Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 9th March