We are looking for a Senior Social Worker to provide statutory expertise to the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team. The CRHTT is a multidisciplinary team which is part of acute mental health care and works closely with the acute hospital and community teams to support service users in a mental health crisis. It offers and support to service users in their own homes as an alternative to hospital admission or to facilitate discharge.
The Senior Social Worker role works as part of the multidisciplinary team to provide statutory expertise in relation to the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act. As Senior Social Worker you will be confident to advise colleagues on statutory services and you will supervise the Local Authority Social Workers within the team. You will also undertake complex Safeguarding Enquiries and Care Act Assessments.
About the role
We are looking for someone with relevant experience of holding complex casework, someone who has high professional standards and who is keen to continue their professional development. In return you will receive regular supervision and support and have opportunities for ongoing development.
Warranted Approved Mental health Act Professionals (AMHPs) will be encouraged to take part in the rota arrangements for the AMHP provision across the city. The AMHP service operates from the AMHP team’s base at Millview Hospital in Hove. A market supplement of £1,594 p.a. is paid for 30 days a year on this rota, subject to satisfactory adherence to the 2008 Regulations for AMHPs.
The post holder will be responsible for:
- Providing advice to staff about proportionate and personalised responses to service users and their carers.
- Helping to embed consideration of strengths and relationship based practice in all of our assessment processes.
- Providing a specialist view and/or intervention in the assessment and management of risk
The successful candidate will:
- Be a qualified social worker.
- Confident in their knowledge and experience of safeguarding vulnerable adults and the assessment of risk.
- Have an understanding of the importance of information and advice in supporting people to maintain their own independence and wellbeing.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
For details of how we can support you during the application process, please read this: Supporting your application (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).