Social Worker - North Camden Crisis Team, Open to flexible working

Camden, London (Greater)
£38,297 per annum plus 5% AMHP allowance (if applicable)
27 Apr 2022
15 May 2022
Contract Type

Starting salary: £38,297 plus 5% AMHP allowance (if applicable)

Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1

Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 15th May 2022 at 23:59

Interviews to be held: W/C 23 May 2022

Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

Anonymised Application in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all

The role

As a Social Worker in the North Camden Crisis Team, you will form part of a dynamic and skilled multi-disciplinary group of professionals who provide rapid assessment of people in mental health crisis to try and avoid acute hospital treatment.  The team takes a flexible approach to care planning to ensure the best outcomes for the people they work with.

Mental Health support in Camden is provided in joint partnership and collaboration between Camden Council and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exciting time to join Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust as they shift to neighbourhood working in the provision of community mental health support.

As a Social Worker in this team, you will have protected time for supporting core Social Work functions within the team as well as time dedicated to assessing those in a mental health crisis and offering home treatment interventions to them.  The role requires shift working 2 days per week to support the crisis and home treatment functions within the team.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

This role requires you to be a qualified Social Worker with at least two years post – qualifying experience.  You must be registered with Social Work England. Also, to be successful in this role, you must be willing to show a commitment to undertake Post Qualifying Courses when relevant, including the Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) course.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate and committed to delivering Social Work in a crisis setting and is dedicated to working flexibly to support people to remain in the community despite experiencing poor mental health.   Extensive knowledge of the legislative framework relating to Adults and the Care Act 2014 as well as the Mental Health Act is essential in this role.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer.

For further information and to submit your application please click 'Apply'.

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