C2 Senior Mental Health Social Worker (Civilian)

  • Job Reference: J221-A-21-28146
  • Date Posted: 16 February 2021
  • Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
  • Location: Department of Community Mental Health, RAF Digby, Lincoln, LN4 3LH
  • Salary: £33,000
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

This post offers a market skills supplement of £2,000 (pro rata) for the successful candidate. We have a challenging and exciting opportunity here at the Department of Community Mental Health, RAF Digby, for a Part Time C2 Senior Civilian Mental Health Social Worker. The position offers 20 hours per week with a working pattern of 4 hours per day Monday through to Friday. Our successful candidate will provide effective Mental Health Social Work in support of a designated Department of Community Mental Health, Defence Mental Health Social Work Service and the wider Defence Mental Health Services. As well as a Civil Service Pension, additional benefits include free parking and access to a gym. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: Contributing to the development of service delivery, suggesting developmental initiatives in support of observations. Managing patient caseloads according to Department of Community Mental Health allocation processes and practices as directed by the clinical team lead and the Mental Health Social Work Regional Lead. Supporting the management of the Department of Community Mental Health by providing direct delivery advice for Mental Health Social Work to the Department of Community Mental Health manager (single post locations) or the Mental Health Social Work Regional Lead (dual post locations). Undertaking additional clinical/management tasks as may be appropriate to the grade and the role agreed in discussion with your line manager. Practicing as lead MHSW practitioner for social work interventions, including therapeutic interventions, in the support of holistic management of mental health patients within the Departments of Community Mental Health. Providing social care management for Mental Health patients within the Department of Community Mental Health and the designated civilian In-patient Service Provider or National Health Service Mental Health facilities, conforming and adhering to the standards set by Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or Scottish Social Services Council, Defence Medical Services (DMS) and Defence Primary Health Care Service (DPHC). Providing reports for and attending Mental Health Tribunals, as directed by the Tribunal chair. Enabling the effective social care transfer of service leavers, discharged for reasons of mental health illness (S8 Medical Discharge), to identified and appropriate services. Practicing as lead clinician for the social work assessments of patients, their home circumstances and relationships, providing reports in order to support the patient’s care management plan. Engaging in regular clinical supervision and attend regional and national Mental Health Social Work meetings and training sessions at a variety of locations across the country. Acting as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in areas relating to mental health social work practice and in the promotion of the well-being to patients, professional colleagues, commanders and where appropriate unit personnel. Providing psycho-social and social care education to Defence Primary Healthcare staff to enhance their capability to manage mental healthcare issues and to support their responsibilities in addressing the mental health of all personnel. Essential Criteria The minimum qualification requirement for Social Workers is a Diploma in Social Work or equivalent Applicants must be registered with Social Work England Full UK driving licence An understanding and working knowledge of all relevant social care legislation - MHA (83), MCA (05) Inc DOLS, Care Act 14, ECHR (98) Adult and Safefguarding Policies Significant post qualification experience, with mental health services and experience of working with clients with a range of complex mental health difficulties, a thorough understanding and working knowledge of mental disorders and treatment options including the recovery model and caseload management experience in a multi-professional setting Evidence of continued professional development If you think you have what we're looking for, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for the role and its responsibilities in further detail. Selection Process The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application. At interview, you will be tested against the following Behaviours: Changing and Improving Communicating and Influencing Leadership Making Effective Decisions Managing a Quality Service Working Together Further Information Travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed. There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home. To be eligible to be considered for this role, qualifications and memberships detailed must be held in full, prior to submitting your application. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check. All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date. We are currently unable to open documents saved in the doc.x format. If your CV is in this format, please re-save in a different format prior to uploading. Should you submit in the doc.x format, your CV may not be considered for this vacancy. This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative. For more information copy and paste the following in to your browser or search gov.uk: Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans