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Social Worker, NW Community Team- JAMI

  • Location:
  • 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


Key Relationships

• 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 


PERSON SPECIFICATION

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

equivalent

• 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)


Communication skills

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Formal presentation skills (desirable)


Personal Qualities

• Self-awareness & self-development

• Self-motivation

• Professional integrity

• Time management skills

• Ability to manage personal stress


For more information and to apply please contact yael@theworkavenue.org.uk

Closing date for applications Sunday 23rd February

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 9th March