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"Knowing that the work I do contributes towards improving the lives of Peterborough residents is a real driver for me. Work isn’t just about coming into the office to do the 9 to 5, it’s about wanting to make a real difference. The commitment of my colleagues in working to achieve that goal means there’s always support when you need it and a great team spirit."

Claire M, Children's Services

Senior Practitioner Adult Mental Health

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 11/11/2018 23:59
Employment Location:
Gloucester Centre, Peterborough
£41,846 - £45,660
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Job details 

Closing date:
11 Nov

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Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Peterborough City Council, through their Section 75 Agreement, provides mental health social work which is integrated in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT). Whilst we are an integrated service, Social Workers work to an aligned model of service delivery. We are based within multidisciplinary teams, which include Community Psychiatric Nurses, Doctors, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Support Workers and Peer Support Workers.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Practitioner, (qualified as an AMHP) to work across our service primarily working with a caseload of working age adults but also across our older peoples service.

We have recently set up a Reablement Service for people which looks to work to enable people to meet the outcomes they identify, whilst strengthening their practical and social skills to build resilience and inclusion in their community.

Our service links in with the acute inpatient and CRHTT services to ensure timely and effective discharge back into the person’s community after admission.

We provide support to adults focusing on a person’s strengths and assets, working in a collaborative way with them, their carers and partner agencies to meet their needs, promote recovery, achieve outcomes and best value. We look to promote and create opportunities for people to self manage, to be able to access the right help, at the right time when they need it, and to be co-producers of their plans, services and support.

The Senior Practitioner will be responsible for the supervision and line management of Social Workers and will be part of the leadership team operating within the service. Central to this role will be leading on quality assurance and ensuring service users and carers are central to the development, design and evaluation of services.

Representing the social work service at key multidisciplinary management meetings will be a major element in this role.

All Social Workers working in our service are expected to have a good working knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (and DOLS). Social Workers are expected to apply a social perspective to their work and keep social care issues current in their practice to help promote independence and recovery.

We encourage and support our staff to take part in the training of new Social Workers through our links with Anglia Ruskin University in the Degree and the MA in Social Work and also the ASYE, and we work as Practice Educators. Peterborough City Council and CPFT offer training opportunities for staff to keep their practice and HCPC registration up to date and improve their knowledge and skills generally and progress in their career.

For further information relating to this role, please contact Karen Reeve 01733 748419.

Interview date: 22/11/2018

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