LONDON BOROUGH OF BRENT
Salary range: P02 (£36,708 – £39,867) – (PO3 if AMHP- £39,867 – £42,855) p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Brondesbury Road, Civic centre and other locations as required
Come and Grow your Social Work Career in Brent
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The post- holder will be working within the Adult Social Care Mental Health Team, which is co-located with the NHS Community Mental Health Teams.
The Brent Community Mental Health Service is a forward thinking team which is co-located within Brondesbury Road, Kilburn. The Brent Community Mental Health Service has been rated Good by CQC. The team works closely with residents, carers and Independent Providers to provide a person centred service to adults with Mental Health issues.
We are looking for an experienced mental health practitioner / AMHP who will hold a varied caseload, which they will manage. You will deliver high-quality care to the wider community. This will mean producing high-quality work in terms of the Care Act and associated legislation and the ability to respond promptly to crises as well as hospital discharges.
AMHPs would have a protected caseloads and placed on the AMHP rota and to carry out all duties in accordance with the council’s policy and procedures.
Reporting to the Team Manager you will help reshape the way we deliver services to our residents in a COVID world. This will involve working to improve the life chances of those with mental health issues through employment, accommodation, meaningful activities, as well as person-centred services, utilising best practice. You will have excellent communication skills. This will include producing high-quality support plans and working with families and networks against a backdrop of competing demands.
You will hold a Social Work or AMHP qualification, be passionate about serving our residents, and have excellent communication skills and the creativity to find solutions that deliver excellent services our customers deserve. Have post qualified experience working with people with Mental Health.
This role would suit someone who has a passion for ensuring the delivery of high quality services and who enjoys managing and supporting people to achieve their potential. This role would suit an individual who is committed to improving the services for people with Mental Health issues.
You will work in partnership with the management team to deliver on national and local performance framework. Ideally you will have experience in working with complex, multi-disciplinary cases involving mental health, voluntary organisations, forensic and NHS/CCG partners.
We are looking for professionals who can build positive relationships at a number of levels and can bring enthusiasm, creativity and passion to the service. Can you meet the challenge of providing professional support and on-going development of social care practice in the mental health team?
Do you have the energy to motivate a team to meet the expectations of our customers and stakeholders within a fast paced and continually changing environment?
If so this could be the job for you and we would welcome your application
Closing Date: 26 October 2020 (23:00)
This position is only open to current employees of Brent Council or Temporary Agency Workers currently working in Brent Council. External candidates are not permitted to apply for internal only roles. Forwarding ‘internal only’ roles to external candidates may lead to disciplinary action being taken.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on . Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.