Berkshire West CCG Mental Health Social Worker SW2101

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: Greater London
  • Role: Rolling temp contract
  • Salary: to £35 per hour
  • Reference: SW2101
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SW Locums are looking to recruit a competent and reliable Senior Social worker to carry out this role. All applicants must have a sound knowledge of the role and appropriate UK experience within a similar role. 

Complex Cases Manager working for TCP, this post is about supporting Social Workers in having people with Learning Difficulties being discharged from hospital into more appropriate community settings.

This is a part time job, initially 1.5 days per week, possibly increasing to three days a week, pending budget approval.

As the Complex Cases Manager, you have regular contact with the hospitals that the patients are in and monitor their treatment and progress and ensure that the hospitals are carrying out the work in the care plans that they say that they will do.

Outside of Covid-19 this would include face to face meetings with the patients and attending the MDT meetings on a regular basis, this freeing up the Social Workers from having to travel to differing parts of the country.

There are patients from Derbyshire to South Wales.

Once the patients are fit for discharge, you will work with the social worker in identifying appropriate placements for the patients next move.

A knowledge of many resources outside of the Berkshire area would be an advantage. Not all patients want or are able to return to Berkshire.

Once an appropriate placement has been found, you will support the social worker with the completion of the paper work for panel.

Part of the role is to report to NHS England on a fortnightly basis so that they are aware of the progress that is being made.

Some of the patients that are in the private hospitals are detained under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act and part of the role is to find suitable providers in the community that are have the resources to continue the therapeutic interventions that the hospital is giving and is used as a reason for preventing the patient being discharged. However it has been found through research that maintaining people with learning difficulties in hospital under section of the Mental Health Act is not the most appropriate place for patients with LD and Autism and that community based settings are preferable for the patients overall wellbeing, so this has to be understood and managed appropriately.

Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Certificate Qualification in Social Work / Diploma in Social Work or its equivalent.
  • Evidence of current registration with Social Work England.
  • Evidence of significant relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Substantial post-qualifying experience in Mental Health.
  • AMHP would be an advantage.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the delivery of services to service users with Learning disabilities.

At SW Locums you can expect:

  • Constant support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.
  • No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice.
  • Fastest and accurate payments available.
  • Contact available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • Access to on-going training opportunities.
  • Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation scheme offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.
  • Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *
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* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.