Social Worker (Mental Health)
Social Worker (Mental Health)
Established in 2014 as the UK’s first youth services mutual, our client supports over 2,600 children and young people annually to overcome social, economic and health barriers to success.
As an employee led Community Interest Company they are registered both at Companies House and the CIC Regulator. They are governed by a Board of Directors including five elected staff representatives and five externally recruited non-executive directors.
Position: Specialist Social Worker (Mental Health)
Location: Oxford Gardens, London. Working across multiple locations in the local community
Job Type: Full Time, Fixed-term Contract until 30th April 2020
Hours: 36 hours per week, includes some evenings and weekends
Salary: £32,500 -£34,000 per annum
Closing date on: Friday 11th May 2018 12pm
About the role:
You will undertake screening and comprehensive assessment, care planning and interventions with children and young people who are identified as being at risk of suffering mental ill health. A key area for you will be working directly with children, young people and/or vulnerable individuals aged 8-25, including those with disabilities, at risk, in need and under child protection.
Managing your own caseload to develop and deliver age-appropriate programmes and interventions on both an individual and group basis, with children and young people. Providing social activity and support to improve their emotional and mental wellbeing and actively engaging with them to take up this support when faced with difficult situations and family issues.
Safeguarding the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of children, young people and/or vulnerable individuals aged 8-25 and reporting concerns in line with proper safeguarding and child protection procedures.
Identifying opportunities for young people, completing risk assessments on family situations and working with parents, carers and others to develop systemic family therapy-based approaches to meet the needs of the children and young people.
Working in partnership with other agencies and teams supporting children and young people showing signs of mental health, to develop appropriate referral and care pathways.
Increasing awareness of children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing issues through networking with other providers, promotional workshops, training of professionals.
You will have a qualifying degree (HCPC) in Social Work and direct experience of working with children and young people suffering from mental health issues, some who may be subject to a child protection plan, safeguarding concern or a child in need plan. Your knowledge of these issues and your good analytical skills will allow you to apply a systemic family-centred approach to your work and identify needs and determine appropriate responses. Your experience of working with evidence based programmes, multiple agencies and people in urban ethnic communities will be helpful as will your skills in risk assessment and an awareness of the current issues in mental health and well-being.
You will have experience of the following: Social Worker, Social Work, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Social Care, Young Peoples Social Worker, Mental Health Worker, Caseworker, Case Worker, Mental Health Services, Senior Support Worker, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.
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