Social Worker - Adults-Mental Health

Location Redbridge
Salary £25.00 - £29.00 per hour
We are looking for an experienced Band 6 Social Work Practitioner to work in The Redbridge Home Treatment Team, providing flexible rapid response and assessment to people in a mental health crisis 24 hours a day. The team is a partnership between the London Borough of Redbridge and NELFT. Candidates should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work under pressure. You will be required to have an understanding of both acute in-patient and community-based mental health work, and the needs of mental health service users from a diverse range of backgrounds. You will need to be an excellent communicator, creative and capable of thinking on your feet. You should have a valid driving licence and have access to the use of a car for work. The Home Treatment Team is a 24 hour a day service, but the candidate will only be expected to work 9-5pm or 8-4only. In addition, you should: • be a qualified social worker with a relevant qualification (Dip SW or Degree) and have experience of working in mental health • have experience of working with service users experiencing severe mental health difficulties and with complex needs • have experience of managing risk in partnership with service user and carers. • possess excellent assessment skills; be able to determine appropriate evidence-based interventions and proposed outcomes of intervention for Service Users and their Carers • have a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and practice issues • be committed to a multi- disciplinary way of working within a dynamic team, which promotes innovative practice • be confident in managing complex cases that reflect the diverse needs of people with severe mental health problems. In return we will offer you access to excellent support, peer and management supervision.