Social Worker - Level 2 / Secondment (21.66 hours) (Ferndown) (Internal Only)
Salary details: £18869 - £20329
This is an exciting opportunity for a keen social worker to join the Community Mental Health Team at a time when we are going through a Transformation Programme, which will give us a wider scope for opportunities and training, working in collaboration with our health colleagues.
The role comprises of completing Care Act assessments, support plans for those who are complex and vulnerable. Many are s.3 patients, 117's and therefore they must receive good quality care, shaped around the recovery model. Many of our patients have psychosis, dual diagnosis and an array of other mental health conditions, which makes the post interesting and worth while.
We work closely with psychiatrists, psychology, CPN's and our hospital psychiatric units in order to minimise risks and attend CPA meetings.
It can be a challenging environment, but it is a good supportive team and ongoing training will be given, along with regular supervision.
We also deal with Transition cases, Assertive Outreach, CAMHS, Children's services GP's, and the police, as and when needed.
You must be an experienced Level 3, Grade 11 Social Worker with good verbal communication and written skills. A high degree of understanding the MCA , Human Rights and Court of Protection, along with Dols and submitting applications to 117 panels for funding.
What you will be doing
You will need to be confident and are able to complete person centred, Care Act assessments with good risk assessment skills and able to work in a busy MDT team with both social and health colleagues.
A comprehensive understanding of legislation is essential for this post.
Working at Dorset Council
This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity.
On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.
You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together.
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You must have a degree in social work/Occupational Therapy or equivalent, be registered with the HCPC and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.
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