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Social Worker Approved Mental Health Practitioner WCC27613

Job Details:

Salary range: £34,986 – £47,274 per annum (depending on experience and qualifications, with opportunities for further increases for outstanding performance in the job. If you are a practicing AMHP you will also get an annual AMHP payment of up to 5% of your salary for practicing on a rota as required.)
Work location: There are Mental Health Social Work vacancies across North and South Westminster at the following sites: North Hub 7a Woodfiled Road, London W9 2NW or Queens Park & Paddington CMHT, 7a Woodfield Road, London W9 2NW or South Hub, 190 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1DX. 
Hours per week: 36  
Contract type: Permanent  
Closing date: 27 September 2020

DBS check: Enhanced
Contact details for an informal discussion: 

North Hub: Deirdre Dolan on 07711 016903 or via email: deirdre.dolan@nhs.net or Monica Burnett on 07935 215027 or via email: monica.burnett1@nhs.net.

Queens Park & Paddington CMHT: Alexandra Watson on 07921279658 or via email alexandra.watson3@nhs.net.

South Hub: Vivien Griffiths on 0207 854 4327 or via email: vivien.griffiths@nhs.net or Vivienne Cohen on 07514 638890 or via email: Vivienne.cohen@nhs.net.

About Us:

We want Westminster to be a city of choice – an environment where our people can be themselves and our communities can thrive. It makes this an exciting and rewarding place to live and work. Especially if you’re an Approved Mental Health Professional, or you’d like to train to become one. 

As a Social Worker, you’ll support our growth, collaborate and protect the people and places that make us different. You’ll have huge scope to shape people’s lives, making the most of the time and space you need to provide exceptional care. 

It’s a challenging place to be, but you’ll be working alongside supportive colleagues and helpful managers. Your focus here will be on offering practical advice to vulnerable adults and their carers on a range of matters, including housing, health and welfare rights.  

The Role:

This an opportunity to join a new service that’s accountable to both the NHS and Westminster City Council. 

Your role will span everything from screening, triage and duty shifts through to undertaking assessments and reviews and managing long-term complex cases. You’ll work collaboratively with colleagues from different teams, disciplines and partner organisations to help us provide a seamless service to individuals, carers and their families. As part of that, you’ll undertake risk assessments across a range of settings.

You might need to assess and provide support for complex and high-risk cases which could result in the deprivation of liberty. 
Ultimately, this is an opportunity for you to draw on your passion for promoting people’s individuality, diversity and rights to support vulnerable adults with high mental health needs.


Applicants need to provide a personal statement detailing how they meet the Job description.


For more information about the role, please see the full Job Description

About You:

With a degree in Social Work, Dip SW, CQSW or equivalent and registration with the Social Work England, you’ll be a qualified AMHP or willing to undertake the necessary training.

You’ll bring experience of working in a social care setting and with people who have a severe and enduring mental illness. In particular, you’ll understand the implications of mental illness for service users and their carers. We’ll want to see a sound knowledge of the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Mental Health Act 1983 and other relevant legislation. 

You should be skilled in understanding how to deliver a culturally-appropriate and responsive service, and able to provide risk assessments around harm to self or others. An awareness of parental mental illness and risks to children is also essential.

What We Offer:

This is an opportunity to work in a thriving, central London borough and to be part of a prestigious, well-resourced and flexible team. We offer excellent training and support, both internally and through the NHS.

This is a newly created and  ambitious service that will see you working closely with primary care providers. You’ll have the opportunity to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional and, when you undertake your full allocation of rota duties, you’ll receive a reward of up to 5% of your salary.  

As well as that, you can look forward to 28-30 days of annual leave plus an additional day off for your birthday, a wide range of staff discounts and access to health and wellbeing initiatives. You’ll also be given one-off pay rewards in recognition of your performance. 


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