Social Worker in Older Peoples Mental Health Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/11/2022 23:59
Employment Location:
City Care Centre
£34,723 – £38,296.
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
30 Nov
Further Information

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Peterborough Older People’s Mental Health Team for one-year fixed term post as a Mental Health Social Worker. We want to hear from you if you are looking for a new career opportunity, you are self-motivated, organised, able to seek solutions to problems and have strong social work values. We are looking for an experienced and dedicated individual wanting to develop their career in the specific area of mental health. We offer a wide range of benefits including ongoing training and career development opportunities, regular supervision, mileage allowance, flexible agile working, and generous annual leave entitlement.

The Peterborough Older Peoples Mental Health Team is based at City Care Centre, Thorpe Road Peterborough and is part of the multi-disciplinary team of mental health workers supporting older adults who are experiencing severe and enduring mental health difficulties. The mental health Social Workers based within the service are a highly valued group and provide legal guidance, support, and a social perspective to the team, ensuring that service users receive a recovery focused and integrated service. Social Work input is aimed at recognising people’s strengths, enabling people to exert choice and to live fulfilled lives, whilst supporting them to minimise risks to their well-being. There is a strong culture of support within the team and colleagues are willing to share knowledge, support, and experience.

The purpose and role within the team will be varied enabling the person to get a full range of experience across Mental Health Services. The successful candidate will be taking on the lead role in supporting Discharge Planning of our older adults from Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals in Peterborough and Cambridge, completing initial reviews within the community settings and also supporting and developing a triage and duty function within the service. This is a unique and diverse role we are excited to be able to advertise.

This is a fixed term role for 12 months.

The essential criteria for the post will require that you have a recognised social work qualification, have a current Social Work England registration and a proven track record that demonstrates your knowledge, skills and experience of social work in the field. The successful candidate must be willing to travel independently.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire/Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.