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Social Worker - Approved Mental Health Professional
  • Employer: London Borough of Hackney
  • Reference: HCAA00089
  • Published: Mon 17/02/2020, 17:05 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/03/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,543 - £44,373 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hackney

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Social Worker - Approved Mental Health Professional

The Hackney Integrated Learning Disability Service (ILDS) is made up of specialist multi-disciplinary teams including Preparing for Adulthood, Intensive Support, Ongoing Support and Referral and Reviews.

As an Approved Mental Health Professional Social Worker within our Integrated Learning Disability Service you will be key to ensuring that a high quality service is offered to learning disabled people and their families. You will lead a newly formed team of social workers employed by London Borough of Hackney and health professionals employed by East London Foundation Trust. The service supports people with dual diagnosis across London Borough of Hackney as well as those in City in relation to their health needs. It seeks to achieve the very best outcomes for people with learning disabilities supporting them to achieve their full potential and fulfill their aspirations.

The Intensive Support Team (IST) is one of 4 care pathways provided by the Integrated Learning Disability Service (ILDS). IST provides support to service users who are at risk of hospital admission for a mental health condition or behaviours which challenge, and those at risk of placement breakdown.  The IST has a skill mix of experienced health and social care staff, including psychiatry, psychology, behaviour therapy, mental health nursing, occupational therapy and mental health trained social workers.  IST is also able to access other disciplines, including speech and language therapy and physiotherapy from ILDS.

IST holds a relatively small caseload, enabling professionals to work intensively with service users and carers over a time-limited period.  Assessment and intervention may be provided in the community, or as an adjunct to support an inpatient admission, where this is deemed appropriate.  Service users do not remain under IST long-term, and are transferred to one of the other care pathways in ILDS once they have stabilised.

You will ideally have experience of working with people with a learning disability and mental health needs and of managing teams, ideally in a multidisciplinary setting. Applicants will have a sound knowledge of the key principles of the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act and of the Transforming Care programme.

A commitment to integrated working across health and social care is essential. The service has a focus on supporting people in crisis and working with people to prevent crisis.

As an experienced AMHP Social Worker within the Integrated Learning Disabilities Service, you will be key to providing quality social work to the people of Hackney. We will support you to achieve the very best outcomes for our residents.

A commitment to integrated working across health and social care is essential.

You will have a commitment to your own ongoing social work education and be ready to develop your career through our academy approach. 

You will need to be Social Work qualified or equivalent, with a AMHP Qualification and registered with HCPC. 

An enhanced DBS check is required.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud. 

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the following link: https://recruitment.hackney.gov.uk/ilds/ 

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification. 

Closing date for applications: 08 March 2020

Interviews: From the 23 March till 09 April 2020 

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive. 

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce. 

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