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Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise


Newcastle upon Tyne

Social Workers (Mental Health)
Full time
£27,668 - £30,785 per annum (unprogressed). £31,601 - £35,444 per annum (progressed).

Community Mental Health Social Work Team

37 hours per week.
1 x fixed term to 31 March 2019 (to cover secondment)
2 x fixed term to 31 March 2020 (1 to cover secondment and 1 to cover a time-limited task)

An opportunity has arisen for qualified Social Workers to work as part of a mental health social work team, providing services to individuals who experience mental illness and may have complex, multiple needs. This is a friendly and supportive team committed to person centred practice which helps promote independence, wellbeing and choice.

You will have a varied caseload that will include safeguarding work and involvement with service users and carers with complex needs. You will be required to complete assessments, and care planning and work closely with mental health colleagues within a multi-disciplinary framework to deliver good quality care. You will also conduct assessments under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended 2007).

You must have a relevant Social Work qualification such as a Degree in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW, or CSS, or equivalent and current HCPC registration.

Professional support, supervision and appraisal will be provided by the Team Manager.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

For an informal discussion, please contact Michael Farmer, Team Manager on 0191 277 2355.

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As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Fixed Term

  29 Mar 2018

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