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Mental Health Social Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 

 

Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

Adult Social Care is part of the People Directorate within Coventry City Council.  We have a simple vision and strategy that defines what we are trying to achieve, our purpose and our approach which underpin the principles of Adult Social Care, and we continue to work in support of this.

In a simple sense all our work, at whatever level should continue to support the strategy of: ‘Providing support, in the least intrusive manner possible, based on the assets, resources and abilities that are available to people’.

Adult Social Care encompasses a wide range of vital services covering;

  • Commissioning Team – we commission and work with a number of providers, to ensure that people with care needs have access to a range of good quality support to enable them to live independent and fulfilling lives
  • Social Work Services - we work with individuals who have care and support needs, and with their carers be they older or younger adults
  • Occupational Therapy and Equipment Services - we aim to enhance people’s ability to live safely and independently in their home
  • Internally Provided Services – we provide direct support to people enabling those in most need to live independent and fulfilled lives
  • Business Systems and Continuous Improvement - we provide a range of services including Financial Assessments, provider payment processing and Business Systems administration. The Business Systems team provide support to Adult Social Care, Children’s Services and Education Services.

This is an exciting time to join us as we work to put adults and their carers at the heart of everything we do. Specifically, if you are social workers, occupational therapists or social care professionals who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for adults and their carers we will help you make a difference through manageable caseloads, high-quality professional support, supervision and guidance and excellent learning and development opportunities

What is the job role?

This is an excellent opportunity to join our Memory Assessment and Community Dementia Team in Coventry.   Due to the progression of one of our current employees, we have a vacancy for a Mental Health Social Worker. We are happy to recruit an experienced Social Worker/Approved Mental Health Professional or a newly qualified Social Worker willing to embrace ‘One Coventry’ values.

Coventry is a growing, culturally and ethnically diverse City. The City is at the heart of the busy industrial Midlands and yet surrounded by rural Warwickshire and minutes from the countryside. Being well served by extensive road and rail networks, Coventry is easily accessed from most parts of the country.

The Memory Assessment and Community Dementia Team helps people living with cognitive impairment and dementia. The Team works towards specific interventions embracing the Care Programme Approach, The Care Act, Mental Health and Mental Capacity Acts. The Team is Multi-Disciplinary, incorporating Community Mental Health Nurses, Approved Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Support Workers and Clerical Staff. The Team is based at Longford Health Centre in the North of Coventry and operates across the city.

Keen to join the team? If you feel you fit the criteria apply today!

To find out further information and for an informal discussion please contact Simon McGarry or Liza Armstrong by email simon.mcgarry@coventry.gov.uk / liza.armstrong@coventry.gov.uk

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a Social Work England registered (or about to register) Social Worker with a passion for supporting people living with cognitive impairment/dementia and their carers. The successful candidate will have:

  • Approved Mental Health Professional status or willing to train
  • Best Interest Assessor / willing to train as an Approved Mental Capacity Professional
  • Experienced or newly qualified Social Worker with a passion for working with people living with Dementia
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Working knowledge of and application of The Care Programme Approach, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, The Care Act and Children’s Act
  • Excellent risk assessment and management skills
  • Organisation, recording and workload management skills
  • Diplomacy, negotiating, listening skills.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with users, carers and colleagues
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Autonomy and decision-making skills
  • Ability to develop personal home treatment plans
  • Good IT skills
  • A vision for your own career development and future training
  • Resilience, flexible, stamina and a great sense of humour!

In return you will:

  • Be welcomed in joining a highly professional and thoroughly hard working, friendly team
  • Group and individual professional supervision from the Senior Practitioner within the team
  • Excellent in house and external training opportunities
  • Opportunities to experience and present at various professional forums including our Pre-Court Legal Panel and AMHP Forum
  • Highly competitive salary with career development opportunities

Salary will be dependent on experience starting from £27,514 to £45,648 per annum

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): 20th July 2022

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and it was the UK City of Culture 2021. We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons as you can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Opportunity for Salary Match and Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 
  • Lifestyle savings
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
  • Interest free travel loans
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Workplace parking scheme
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption Leave
  • And much more

Coventry City Council

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