Somerset County Council are recruiting for a Mental Health Social Worker – Inpatient Team.
The inpatient team is a small geographically dispersed team which meets regularly. Your work base will be within a locality mental health social work office which will be on the same site as some of the inpatient wards and which is co-located with community mental health teams and home treatment teams.
The service works with adults with no upper age limit and young people transitioning to adult services.
We have a social worker post available within the Mental Health Social Care Service in Somerset. This role is fast paced and based within the Hospital Team which works with all the mental health inpatient units in Somerset.
This opportunity is suitable to start or develop your career in a mental health setting, with the potential to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). Experience working as a social worker in a mental health or hospital discharge setting will be an advantage but it is not essential. In essence, we are looking for people who are passionate about doing the right thing with and who have the right personal attributes.
Access to transport is essential due to Somerset being a rural county.
You will be the dedicated hospital worker for one or more wards, providing you with a great opportunity to build good working relationships with both inpatient and community multi-disciplinary teams.
You will need to use all your social care skills to engage with people in creative ways, to find out what matters to individuals and to promote their recovery and independence. Working with families and local communities is central to our approach as we work to support people to live in the community following hospital admission wherever possible, as we know this achieves the best outcomes for people.
Strong social care values, flexibility, a ‘can do’ approach and high standards will be essential for these roles as will be the ability to robustly advocate for people’s human rights.
All interviews will be taking place virtually over Microsoft Teams.
If uploading a CV please also include a supporting statement confirming how you meet the criteria.