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Senior Practitioner
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: LBN02076
  • Published: Mon 04/11/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 31/01/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £35,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Newham Dockside

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Senior Practitioner

Newham Adult Mental Health Services are changing, in line with the Care Act, the way social work is delivered. Our Adults Mental Health Service is looking to recruit Senior Practitioners across various teams in the Mental Health Service.

Senior Practitioner

£39,774 - £42,681 pa plus a market supplement

The post is based in within the local authority dealing with adults who have complex and enduring mental health problems. As part of a fast paced responsive service, you must be able to problem solve, prioritise quickly, identify risk, be able to build professional relationships, empower people in their families and communities, support people to manage their own risks, know and apply legislation, maximise independence, access practical support and advice and work with others to achieve the best possible outcomes. You will deliver high quality risk and needs assessments. Your Recovery based intervention skills and support will enable our service users with complex mental health needs, their carers and families to maximize their choices, control and independence. You will also provide support and advice to Qualified social workers / AMHP's and carry more complicated cases. This is a qualified social work post, so you’ll need to have a social work qualification and be registered with HCPC. The ideal candidate will currently be a practicing AMHP and this will attract a £3,000 supplement, if you are not already an AMHP there would be opportunties for you to undertake the relevant training.

We are looking for people who embrace change and are committed to helping us shape our vision for Adult Mental Health Services. To focus on recovery based, personalised outcome focused approaches, increasing choice, control, and independence. There is a strong commitment to supporting professional development, to improve services and outcomes for vulnerable people. As a qualified social worker we know that you want to make a difference and working at Newham you will be given every support and opportunity to do so. If you share this vision of excellent social work practice, we want to hear from you.

We are able to offer you the excellent personal and development opportunities below:- A clear competency and career progression framework An annual appraisal linking your learning and development needs AMHP training and regular refresher training Good access to management support, with low supervisor/supervisee ratios A market supplement of £1,500 Parking permit Mobile Phone Laptop Subsidised leisure passes

“Application are vetted weekly and we will be in touch with successful applications before the end date


The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview. Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees. The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards). Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact Nicky Hyde on 0203 373 1457.