Senior Practitioner Social Worker, Open to flexible working
Community Mental Health Care for Older People Team (based in Hackney Wick)
Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (12 months) - Full-Time
Hackney Council is looking for a Senior Practitioner Social Worker to join The Community Mental Health Care for Older People Team and Diagnostic memory clinic.
This team provides person and family-centred care for older people aged 65 years and over with complex and severe functional mental illness (including schizophrenia, Bipolar affective disorder, Emotional Unstable Personality disorder, depression, anxiety) and organic illness - Dementia living in City and Hackney area of London.
This is an exciting opportunity as it is a new role within the team. Together with the Operational Lead you will manage and oversee the Community Mental Health Care for Older People Team and provide high quality and effective assessments of individuals with mental health problems and cognitive impairment referred to the service.
This role requires extensive experience within a mental health setting combined with experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Experience of making full psycho-social assessments and writing reports is also essential for this role. You will be HCPC registered and have a CQSW/DIPSW and AMHP qualification or equivalent. Evidence of continual professional development is also key to this role.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
Closing date for applications: 22 September 2019
Interviews: 04 October 2019
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.