Community Mental Health Social Worker, £36,648

Community Mental Health Social Worker, £36,648

Posted 2 weeks ago


Community Mental Health Social Worker, £36,648, Southend
Pertemps are recruiting for qualified and experienced social workers to support adults aged 18 and over, young people transitioning to adult social care and their carers, who are ordinary resident in Southend, playing a key role in promoting independence, wellbeing, and choice by providing a proactive, preventative, strengths-based social work service.

The successful candidate will manage a complex and diverse caseload carrying out strengths-based statutory assessments and reviews, specialist mental capacity assessments, and safeguarding investigations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake Care Act (2014) assessments, carers assessments and statutory reviews; take professional responsibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, safeguarding enquiries (including large scale investigations) and Mental Capacity Act (2005) assessment/chairing ‘best interest’ meetings.
  • Lead through example in your communication style, application of knowledge, demonstration of professional values, and by adopting a person-centred, strengths-based approach to individual assessments/reviews and the culture within the team.
  • Communicate effectively using high quality written and verbal skills, including prioritising the recording of accurate and timely computerised records and written reports, reporting concerns to managers and external stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Participate proactively in case file audits and wider Quality Assurance initiatives and activities, demonstrating a commitment to continuous practice improvement.
  • Embrace a culture of active engagement and co-production across the team, local community and wider health and social care system, engaging with people at all levels around integration, and service development and delivery.
  • Be willing to use critical thinking and to be a co-creator of change within the communities you serve, supporting the transformation of practice towards strengths-based empowerment and asset-based community development that reduces the impact of isolation, loneliness, marginalisation, and disconnection for Southend residents.
  • Provide professional support and positive supervision to student/newly qualified social workers and unqualified staff as required within your role.
  • Undertake identified training for professional development, including leadership training as required, to maximise the skill set needed to embrace change and drive Southend City Council towards becoming an exemplar learning organisation.
  • Actively participate in and understand the wider transformation agenda and vision of Southend City Council.

This is a permanent role with contracted hours based on 37 hours per week.

You must have at least two years’ experience, have completed your ASYE and be registered with the SWE
If this sounds like the right role for you, please apply!
Please contact Aishah Hassan on for more information.

We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this isn’t the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO, BIA, MASH, LAC Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager