Adult Mental Health Senior Practitioner - Working for Essex
Salary: £41,552 to £50,290 per annum - Pay Award Pending
Closing date: 28 Mar 2023
Location: Canvey Island
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 11700
Role: Social Care
About the role

Adult Mental Health Senior Practitioner

Permanent, Full Time

£41,552 to £50,290 per annum - Pay Award Pending

Location: Knightswick Mental Health Centre – NHS Mental Health Team

Working Style: Community-based worker

This is an exciting opportunity to join an NHS team providing specialist mental health support as a seconded Social Worker in our Partnership organisation that promotes the standards for Employers of Social Work and subscribe to the Department of Health’s Social Work for Better Mental Health programme, and the Think Ahead initiative.

As a Adult Mental Health Senior Practitioner, you will play a key part in providing social care service and exemplar social work practice within the Recovery Wellbeing Community Mental Health Team ensuring that excellence of service is provided across the department. You will contribute to change management, concluding ECC’s transformation and ensuring it is configured for continuous improvement adhering to the Key Performance Indicators as provided by ECC under the Section 75 partnership agreement.

About the Role

The Knightswick team provide an established and supportive environment in which your input and individual skills will be greatly valued. You will have ample opportunity to further develop these skills and enhance your own Social Work practice. Managing your own complex caseload, as well as supporting colleagues with theirs, you’ll be a source of specialist advice and enable the mitigation of high levels of risk. You’ll also bring your professional expertise to contribute to the development of practice standards and our four key principles of prevention, early intervention, enablement and safeguarding. You need to have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, be proactive in your approach to tasks and comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary environment. The team consists of multiple disciplines, including existing social workers, nursing, psychology, OT and Psychiatry, along with other associated professionals. All of this will provide you the opportunity to gain invaluable experience to further enhance your career.

About us

With us, you can achieve more – for yourself as well as the vulnerable adults you work to support. We’re always looking for new ways to deliver even better services, Senior Practitioners have an integral role in supporting the Operational Team Manager around maintaining a high standard of practice within the team. We encourage our multi-disciplinary teams to share their ideas and experience. We work together to get things done. Bring your positive, proactive attitude, and we’ll empower you to make the most of your experience as a Senior Practitioner within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.

To find out more about what it’s like working within ECC’s Adult Social Care services, please see a short video here.

About you

To apply, you should be a qualified social worker with current Social Work England registration and qualified AMHP with 2 years post-qualified experience and an in-depth knowledge of complex cases and The Care Act.

We require a proactive worker who has a proven record of working complex cases and supporting other staff members. A worker who wants to develop and become part of the management Team.

You’ll bring significant experience of social work, modelling good practice and providing advice and guidance in complex situations. We’re also looking for your ability to mentor both newly-qualified and experienced team members. As, as a subject matter expert in relevant professional practice, you should have a comprehensive understanding of current legislation, regulations and guidance.

With experience of chairing meetings involving clients, family members, carers and other multi-agency professionals, we’re looking for your ability to develop strong relationships with partner agencies and the local community to provide a supportive framework for vulnerable adults. 

This role involves travelling around Essex. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential.

What We Offer In Return

We’ll support you to be your best …

  • Training and development to empower you from our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy.
  • With us you can make your career work for you with flexible working options
  • With us you can get the support you need with employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Lease Car scheme
  • Up to £8000 for relocation *
  • With us you can have peace of mind with life assurance of three times annual salary
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

*T&Cs Apply.

Apply now.

For more information visit our Adult Social Care Brochure or contact

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