Job Description

Adult Mental Health Social Worker

3 years references, gaps in employment history checked, Asylum & Immigration clearance, any relevant qualifications as per JDPS, DBS (Enhanced – Adult Workforce)

Social Work England registration

Post Title:

Social Worker (Mental Health)


Adult Services


Adult Social Care


Reports To:

Team Manager/Deputy Team Manager


All locations

DBS Status:

Enhanced check with an Adult’s Barred List check


H1 or H2

Role Purpose

The provision of professional social work support and interventions to enable individuals to maximise and maintain their independence and quality of life in a range of settings.

To support individuals, their families and carers to ensure that their social care needs are met by undertaking holistic assessments, the provision of advice and information and facilitating access to a range of services.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

· To undertake assessments/reviews and where appropriate the commissioning of services in line with departmental policies and procedures and statutory guidance eg: The Care Act (2014).

· To understand and take appropriate part in the department’s safeguarding adults’ procedures. This includes, identification, investigation and at H2 taking the role of Safeguarding Lead.

· To work closely with other teams, including undertaking joint assessments, with providers, carers and external agencies to deliver outcome focused services to individuals and their families

· To fully comply with departmental policies and procedures and the Health and Care Professionals Council’s Code of Conduct for Social Workers including the capability framework.

· To comply with the requirements of the Care Act (2014) by empowering individuals to make informed choices

· Maintain up to date knowledge of current issues and developments relating to social care and the wider health and social care agenda.

· Prepare for, attend and actively participate in professional supervision and staff meetings

· Fully utilise the Department’s IT facilities to maintain accurate records and record decisions in line with both statutory and departmental requirements and comply with administrative and financial procedures

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Adults
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**