Overview

MUST BE AMPH Qualified and have a HCPC registration

To undertake  holistic assessments of need; formulate  care plans through  multidisciplinary CPA planning process; ensure that appropriate care is delivered; regularly review the care plan, and adjust services where appropriate.

To utilise the Recovery Approach and promote choice and control encouraging service-users to engage with their recovery, promote a healthy lifestyle and relapse prevention.

To carry out risk assessments and demonstrate risk management within the context of CPA ensuring that plans are implemented and regularly reviewed.

To demonstrate effective communication with a range of agencies and professionals.

To support service-users to commission services they require through Self Directed Support and arrange appropriate statutory services. Where necessary, to provide written and verbal evidence to funding Panels in order to seek funds for costed services. Similarly, socialworker will need to present to housing panels with a view to obtaining sheltered accommodation, residential care or part purchased accommodation for service users.

To have sufficient knowledge and awareness of the impact of medication and its associated side effects, and be able to monitor service-user concordance.

To work with service-users when they are in crisis both for allocated CPA cases and to take collective responsibility for service-users open to the team.

To write social circumstances reports on allocated service users for Mental Health Review Tribunals and managers hearings.

Under the Section 31/75 agreement with the Local Authority, the social worker will also generally be the person responsible for ensuring that the service user’s health and social care needs are met under S117 of the Mental Health Act.

To participate in the team duty rota

To have a sound working knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults, and be able to undertake investigations, write reports and follow through protection plans and close cases. Where required, to be able to demonstrate the above for child protection.

complete Carers assessments and implement packages of care where required.

To ensure that their work is consistent with South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust and the London Borough of Merton policies, which apply to their practice.

To liaise with other agencies both statutory and in the private and voluntary sector.

To attend both management and professional supervision on a regular basis, and to participate actively in the supervision process.

To attend team meetings, both clinical and business, on a regular basis.

To ensure that equal opportunities are embedded in all areas of work.

To work with carers to help with assessment and implementation of respite care

To work with service-users and carers in the assessments process for support,  and implement services to help keep customers living at home as long and safely as possible
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

About Care Recruitment

We have an amazing new opportunity to work for Surrey County Council as an Educational Psychologist! Based in Redhill we are looking for a Qualified Educational Psychologist who has a HCPC registration. For this position candidates would be working 3 days per week, these days are also flexible, so perfect for someone looking for part time work! Candidates must also hold an Enhanced DBS that is registered on the update service.