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Vacancy Details

Social Worker - Adult Mental Health

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Grade H SCP 26 - 30 £30,984 to £34,373 or Grade I SCP 31 - 35 £35,336 - £39,571 per annum. The salary will be dependent upon experience/ AYSE status etc.
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
07/08/2022 at 23:55
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Social Worker - Mental Health North

Fixed term to 31 July 2023

If appropriate this Salary is supplemented by an AMHP allowance of £1,848 a year paid on a pro rata basis.

Southport’s Adult Mental Health Social Care Team is looking for an enthusiastic and creative social worker to join our team on a short term basis.   The successful applicant will not necessarily have experience of working in a mental health environment but will have good assessment skills and be keen to work in a multi-disciplinary setting. 

Sefton has two mental health social care teams which are based in the north and the south of the borough and are co-located with Mersey Care’s Adult Community Mental Health Teams.  Social workers in the teams work alongside community care practitioners and support workers to provide a person centred and holistic service to adults in Sefton aged 18 to 70 who experience severe and enduring mental illness.  The mental health social care teams in Sefton operate independently but have strong links and including operating an innovative borough wide recovery service as part of the teams’ offer to the citizens of Sefton.  Social workers are fully involved in the work of the recovery team and oversee the progress of their cases while with the recovery team. 

As a mental health social worker you will be working in line with the principles of the Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005), Care Programme Approach (CPA) and Mental Health Act (1983 and 2007).  Your role will include completing reablement assessments and plans for the recovery service, full assessments of need and eligibility under the Care Act, support planning, Court of Protection work and safeguarding enquiries.  If you are a qualified AMHP you would be expected to contribute to the borough wide Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) service. 

Mental Health North is based with Mersey Care staff at Southport’s Hartley Hospital however agile working is promoted and a flexible working policy is also available.

Continuous professional development is strongly supported and encouraged within Sefton Council and training opportunities are available in person, remotely and online.  Regular supervision will be available with your line manager and the post offers a competitive salary, pension scheme and flexible working policy. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 7th August and interviews will be held on Monday 15th August 2022.

If you would like further information please contact Felicity Shepley, Team Manager, on 07929 769253.

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).


Please fully complete the online application form.





Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed