Social Worker Mental Health Haringey SW5146

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: London
  • Role: Ongoing
  • Salary: to £32 per hour
  • Reference: SW5146
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SW Locums are looking to secure the services of a Mental Health Social Worker with minimum of 2 years experience to undertake local authority work in the Mental Health Locality Teams.

The role is to carry out Care Act, and initial assessments using the Strengths Based approach, determining eligibility, need, and the required level of care and support.

Applicants must be:

  • Social Work England Registered
  • Hold right to work in the UK
  • Have an enhanced DBS
  • Minimum of 2 years UK experience in a similar setting


  • This will include where the persons needs can best be met for example using community resources, day opportunities or a placement.
  • Devise care packages, by collating information and submitting outcome focused assessment reports to the funding panel and liaising with the Brokerage team to identify accredited providers.
  • Carry out complex person-centred assessments ensuring that all care offered is evidence based and all interventions take into account of physical, cultural, psychological, spiritual and age-related needs.
  • Prepare well written evidence-based reports. Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and services in Barnet Enfield and Haringey MH Trust, Acute Trusts and Local Authorities.
  • Build a strong partnership with voluntary sector organisations, community groups, social enterprises and blue light services.
  • Ensure sound risk assessment of all service users to inform levels of care required and which highlight risk to self and others.
  • Work collaboratively with the In-patient mental health wards, Discharge Intervention team, Housing and other service providers to assess peoples support needs and avoid unnecessary delays in hospital discharges.
  • Ensure that people are safely discharged from hospital and there are no avoidable delays. Support and advocate for service-users when they apply for benefits, Housing Benefit and signpost to charitable organisations.

At SW Locums you will benefit from:

  • Great, fast and accurate rates of pay.
  • Committed support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.
  • No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice.
  • Contact available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide. and exclusive training.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • 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 *
* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.