Mental Health Social Worker

Location Camden
Salary £25.00 - £28.50 per hour
Job Capsule Supplementary Information: AMHP/ Social Worker
This supplementary information for AMHP/ social worker is for guidance and must be used in conjunction with the Job Capsule for
Job Family Social Care Job Zone 1 Level 4
It is for use during recruitment, setting objectives as part of the performance management process and other people management purposes. It does not form part of an employee’s contract of employment.
Role Purpose:
To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to assess and plan interventions for service users presenting with a psychotic illness and their families.
To establish an accurate understanding of the needs of service users who contact the service and to work creatively with them to identify evidence based solutions to those needs. To achieve positive outcomes and promote their independence by taking a person centred approach to interventions, giving them choice and control over those outcomes.
Example outcomes or objectives that this role will deliver:
(Approx. six to eight key statements)

• To offer information and advice
• To assess mental health needs and provide care coordination under Care Programme Approach
• To provide a range of evidence based health and social care interventions for people experiencing a psychotic illness.
• To develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with service users, recognising the service users’ needs and strengths.
• To involve service users and carers in both planning and evaluating intervention.
• To respond sensitively and dynamically to service users’ changing needs
• To support service users to enhance their community participation by assisting them to access community and social care resources.
• To provide appropriate support to people in crisis and reduce the need for hospital admission.
• To coordinate Mental Health Act assessments and participate in the Trust AMHP duty rota for Camden, or be willing to train as an AMHP.
• To support relatives and carers in their roles through provision of carers’ assessments, psycho-education and practical assistance and links with carers’ networks and advocacy services.
• To safeguard vulnerable adults.