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Vacancy Details

Social Worker - Adult Mental Health

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Between Grade H (SCP 26 – 30 £29,636 - £32,878) and Grade I (SCP 31 – 35 £33,799 - £37,849) dependent upon experience.
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
10/11/2019 at 23:55 PM
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Social Worker

A suitably qualified and experienced Social Worker is required to join Sefton’s Adult Community Mental Health Service in South Sefton. Applications are welcome from all qualified social workers but preference will be given to those who are eligible to practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP).

Sefton’s Community Mental Health Teams are integrated mental health teams and social care staff work alongside clinical staff in order to provide a holistic service to our service users. The teams provide a comprehensive and dynamic service to adults between the ages of 16 and 64 who require support from secondary mental health services.

Social workers located within the teams provide a service in line with the principles of the Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005), Care Programme Approach (CPA) and Mental Health Act (1983). The role covers the full range of social work activities including safeguarding. Although the social work role in the team primarily focuses on social care related issues social workers also undertake a limited role as a care coordinator. Eligibility to practice as an AMHP or willingness to train is an essential part of the role.

The post offers a competitive salary, pension scheme, regular supervision and flexible working policy. Strong training opportunities are provided by both Sefton Council and Mersey Care NHS Trust aimed at promoting continuous professional development

If appropriate this Salary is supplemented by an AMHP allowance of £1800 a year, paid on a pro rata basis. As a result the maximum at which staff can be paid is £38,179.

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity please contact Mary Helsby Team Manager 0151 330 8500.


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.

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