Mental Health Social Worker

We’re looking for a Mental Health Social Worker to join us in our Taunton locality team on a fixed term basis for a year.

Mental Health Social Care is delivered by small but dedicated and enthusiastic teams based in locations around Somerset. Your work base will be within a locality mental health social work office 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.

This role is fast paced and based within the community working with people with complex mental health needs. This opportunity is suitable to start or develop your Social Work career in a mental health setting, with the potential to train as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP).

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.

We work to support people to live in the community following hospital admission. Working with families and local communities is central to our approach as we know this achieves the best outcomes for people.

Access to transport is essential due to Somerset being a rural county.

We’re looking for a qualified Social Worker who is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives. To be considered for the role you will need to have a social work degree or equivalent and be registered with Social Work England.

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.

In essence, we are looking for people who are passionate about doing the right thing.

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