SW Locums are looking to recruit an experienced Social Worker/AMHP with understanding of the role of Care Coordination and Mental Health Social Work. All applicants must have a current HCPC Registration and DBS Check issued within the past 12 months.
Applicants must have demonstrable awareness and understanding of relevant and up-to-date Mental Health Law of particular relevance in community settings; ensuring adherence to legislation at all times.
Client requirements for the role:
Knowledge of the legal requirements of the Mental Health Act, Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Programme Approach, Deprivation of Liberty, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Community Treatment Orders.
Understanding and implementing safeguarding procedures in a community setting; recognise, report and investigate safeguarding issues and raise safeguarding alerts if you suspect that a service user and/or carer has been exposed to harm or abuse.
Understanding and application of the Care Act in decision-making- undertaking adults assessments and care and support planning; carer assessments under the Care Act
Co-ordinating care, communicating with other professionals involved in the care and ensuring regular CPA reviews are held as required. This will include communication with other teams for example in-patient services through attendance at ward meetings and with interface services
Undertaking individual risk assessments as per Trust policy, adhering to lone-working policy- duty to take reasonable care of their own safety and the safety of others
Adopt Think Child, Think Family approach to casework with Service Users who have parental responsibilities
Working in partnership with the service users, carers and the wider MDT to coordinate appropriate care through CPA and care planning. Developing care plans that reflect service user needs and relevant patient care documentation
Implementing the principles of ‘recovery’ – encouraging and supporting service users to engage with healthy lifestyles, facilitating psychosocial activities and other activities of their interest.
Problem solving, ability to identify problems, review options and take appropriate action – Excellent interpersonal skills, good negotiation and problem-solving skills
Report writing – writing social circumstances reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals and Managers Hearings., funding panel application, presenting cases at Panels and other forums, housing panels etc
Duties of AMHP- Practice as AMHP under the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 (2007). To carry out the process of MHA assessments, consistent with legal and statutory obligations and fulfilling the demands of the AMHP role.
Previous knowledge and use of Rio and Mosaic applications is an advantage