Social Worker Mental Health Worthing SW2785

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: South
  • Role: Ongoing
  • Salary: to £38 per hour
  • Reference: SW2785
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SW Locums are recruiting for a capable and knowledgeable Mental Health Social Worker with extensive UK experience in a similar setting.

The role is both challenging and rewarding.

The role pays £38 per hour + £150 a week accommodation allowance to those travelling from outside the county of West Sussex. 

You will be required to act as allocated social worker responsible for delivering a statutory social work service to those people who access or need specialist mental health services, to include assessment, planning, implementing and review.

This includes being responsible for leading on specialist areas of service delivery (for example peri-natal, early intervention, transitions and homelessness), ensuring that key developments are communicated to colleagues and that business change is successfully implemented.

You will work as part of a geographically based specialist mental health social work team, providing a service to people who are aged 18-65, with occasional contact with young people in transition, who are under 18.

Essential for the role:

  • Degree in relevant professional or equivalent qualification e.g. Certificate of Qualification in Social Work or Diploma in Social Work.
  • • Completion of relevant post qualifying training.
  • • Registration with the relevant professional registration body and responsibility for maintaining registration with that body.
  • • Practice Teacher’s Award – Desirable
  • • Full, valid driving licence.
  • • Experience of working with service users with severe and enduring mental health problems in the community.
  • • Advanced theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of social work. Knowledge of current social work research, legislation, white papers and developments in best practice.
  • Good, up-to-date working knowledge of legislation relevant to the specialist area of the post e.g. Care Act 2014, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act.

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 £350 for bringing your own position to us *


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* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.