Advanced Social Work Practitioner – Children’s Mental Health Team- Children with Disabilities #000896581

Job Description

Children’s Mental Health Team- Children with Disabilities

We are looking for experienced Children’s Advanced Social Work Practitioner to join a new and innovative team specialising in children’s mental health. This is a fantastic opportunity to specialise in this challenging but rewarding area working with some our most vulnerable children and young people in Sheffield.

It is not easy work, we’ll be honest, but caseloads are protected to enable the Social Workers the space to build relationships and gain trust, using their professional judgement and creativity on the best way to get there. The work is very highly valued and rewarding.

We take care of our workers too by ensuring there is plenty of support available. Peer support in group supervisions where you can share concerns with supportive colleagues and health professionals are a key part of this, along with weekly training sessions and of course a supportive manager. Naturally, we also have an employee assistance programme, offering a range of advice including financial, legal and counselling.

If you are a qualified Social Worker experienced in child protection or from the health sector, then this could be the right job for you. Ideally you will have had some experience in children’s mental health, but we are willing to develop the right candidate.

What we are looking for:

Qualified Social Worker with experience in child protection, safeguarding, risk management and care proceeding or in children’s mental health from the health sector.
Experience of working with children and young people who are experiencing complex mental health issues and have experience of working with specialist mental health hospitals is desirable, but training will be provided to the right candidate.
Ability to build strong relationships and trust with children and young people in crisis
Ability to work under pressure and be part of a close and supportive team
Experience of working with children and young people who are disabled is also desirable

Key duties of the role:

Support children and young people who have complex mental health issues, both at home, in placements and within specialist mental health hospitals.
Ensure that there is a robust safety and care plan in place, that keeps the child/young person at the centre.
Develop care plans in collaboration with the family and specialist agencies involved in the case, such as CAMHS, NHS England, Clinical Commissioning Group and specialist hospitals.

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children's
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • 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

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