Social Worker -Mental Health Adults

Location Berkshire
Salary £17.65 - £19.90 per hour
Office based for induction this role is a mixture of office / home / community and hospital based working 

All essential criteria in the attached job description

PURPOSE 1. To receive and respond suitably to contacts from people who need support and their carers. 2. To work with those people to identify how their needs affect them and what needs to happen to manage those needs. 3. Where appropriate, to review those arrangements. 4. To undertake suitable work as required in relation to  Safeguarding  Mental Capacity  Deprivation of Liberty  Assessment and management of risk. 5. To provide social work expertise to other team members and undertake supervisory responsibilities as directed by the Team Leader. 6. To develop and share specialist knowledge as required (e.g. on Mental Health, Learning Disability, Dementia, MS, Acquired Brain Injury etc). 7. To record all relevant details relating to their work. 8. To take an approach which prevents, reduces or delays the need for care and support. NB: Some social work posts will have specific responsibilities such as AMHP/those related to specialisms. DESIGNATION OF POST AND POSITION WITHIN DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURE See separate structure chart MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The job description is generic to all teams. There will be duties and responsibilities specific to each team in addition to those listed below. These will be allocated by the team manager. 1. To comply with the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council. 2. To provide people with good quality advice and information relating to care and support. 3. When relevant, to work with people to connect them to community resources. 4. When necessary, to work with people in crisis to stabilise their situation. 5. When necessary, to work with people to meet long-term care and support needs. 6. When necessary, to review care and support arrangements. 7. To undertake supervisory functions as directed by the Team Leader. 8. To ensure that service users are safeguarded by acting in line with the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act. 9. To identify and manage risk