London, South East England

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Qualified Social Worker – Mental Health Team – South London

Role:  Qualified Social Worker  
Location:  South London
Team: Mental Health Team
Pay:  up to £34 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced Adult Social Worker to join our dynamic Mental Health Team in South London. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of individuals with complex mental health needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage Complex Mental Health Cases: Provide expert management of complex adult mental health cases, ensuring the highest standards of care.
  • Multi-disciplinary Collaboration: Work effectively with multi-disciplinary professionals to deliver comprehensive care.
  • Facilitate Safe Discharges: Coordinate timely and safe discharges under Section 117, attending ward rounds as necessary.
  • Liaison with Housing and Brokerage: Collaborate with housing services and brokerage to ensure appropriate support and accommodations.
  • Court of Protection and Tribunals: Handle applications to the Court of Protection and represent cases in Mental Health Tribunals.
  • Safeguarding Enquiries: Conduct thorough safeguarding enquiries to protect vulnerable adults.
  • Travel Requirements: Must be a driver with own transport, able to travel within and outside the borough as required.
  • Duty Rota Participation: Be an active part of the team duty rota, providing support and expertise as needed.
  • Work Under Pressure: Demonstrate resilience and efficiency in a pressurised environment, prioritizing tasks effectively.
  • Proactive Case Management: Exhibit a proactive approach to managing complex caseloads, ensuring timely and effective interventions.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Registration: Must be registered with Social Work England.
  • Experience: Proven experience in managing complex adult mental health cases.
  • Multi-disciplinary Work: Demonstrated ability to work with multi-disciplinary professionals.
  • Discharge Facilitation: Experience in facilitating safe discharges under Section 117.
  • Court and Tribunal Work: Competence in handling Court of Protection applications and Mental Health Tribunals.
  • Safeguarding: Experience in conducting safeguarding enquiries.
  • Transport: Must have a valid driver's license and own transport for travel requirements.
  • Team Participation: Willingness to participate in the team duty rota.
  • Stress Management: Ability to work efficiently under pressure and manage priorities effectively.
  • Proactive Management: Skilled in proactive management of complex caseloads.

Why Join Us?

  • Competitive Pay: Earn up to £34 per hour.
  • Professional Development: Opportunity to work in a supportive and challenging environment, enhancing your professional skills.
  • Impactful Work: Make a real difference in the lives of adults with complex mental health needs.

Why choose Sheldon Phillips to find your next role? It's simple: we're not pushy or overly persistent. We understand that you want to be heard.

Our priority is to proactively seek the roles you desire, not just the ones that benefit us financially. Our success comes from making your job search our top priority.

Interested in learning more about the Social Worker role in South London? Contact Holly Chupka at 01635 226350. Plus, refer a friend to us, and if we place them, you'll receive a generous £300 referral bonus (terms and conditions apply).

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