Lambeth Mental Health Social Worker SW1237

  • Temporary
  • London
  • Role: Rolling temporary contract
  • Salary: to £32
  • Reference: SW1237
  • Posted 4 months ago

We are recruiting for a Mental Health Social Worker for the South East Living Well Centre Social Work Team. All applicants will require HCPC (Social Work England) registration together with a current Enhanced DBS issued within the past 12 months.

The social work service is a core part of the Living Well Network Alliance which is an exciting new way of services being delivered. The team work closely with the Alliance partners which include the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Certitude and Thames Reach voluntary organisations as well as the local CCG.

Duties include to act on borough wide duty system, S9 Assessments, Safeguarding, MCA Assessments/BI/CoP work, attend several Alliance meetings during the week. Good recording and reporting skills, as well as collaborative working and communications skills will be desired.


  1. To undertake joint assessments on vulnerable users referred to the team, and to protect users and others in emergency situations. Taking into account the wishes of individuals and their carers.
  2. To participate in risk assessments in relation to clients and others.
  3. To manage a caseload and act as Care Co-ordinator for users on the CPA.
  4. To jointly plan relevant responses to meet individual needs in consultation with all other interested parties.
  5. To establish links with Children and Families, for the purpose of making referrals and attending case conferences regarding children who are potentially at risk.
  6. To secure the delivery, within the financial resources available, of services to meet assessed needs.
  7. To maintain an effective system for co-ordinating, monitoring and reviewing care plans meeting service standards; to identify gaps in services and to advise the line manager accordingly.
  8. To maintain a range of costed resource information accessible to users, carers and other colleagues.
  9. To maintain up-to-date case records in line with department standards.
  10. Willingness to work flexibly according to service requirements.

Additional Duties

  1. To attend regular supervision, both professional and managerial.
  2. To maintain links with professional colleagues and enable them to be involved in and make contributions to the assessment process.
  3. To attend training, identifies within the appraisal process.
  4. To keep abreast of legislation and departmental policies and procedures.
  5. To carry out any other duties appropriate to the grade as may be required by the department.
  6. To prepare all relevant reports required by the department, including mental health tribunal reports.
  7. To ensure the service is delivered within the Council’s equal Opportunities and Employment Policy.

SW Locums is an equal opportunities employer